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298Land vehicles: dumping89
298001000MISCELLANEOUS4
20120032493CENTER DOOR ASSEMBLY FOR DUMP BED AND METHOD OF REMOVING RETRACTABLE DOOR THEREIN - A center door assembly for a dump bed and a method for removing the door from the dump bed. A frame is mounted in a wall of the dump bed and has a pair of opposite and spaced apart channels. A pair of elastomeric inserts are removably mounted in the channels. A retractable door has a pair of edges slidably received in the inserts and is movable linearly within the channels between a closed position and an open position. A pivot linkage assembly is operatively connected to the door for linearly moving the door between the closed and open positions. The elastomeric inserts are removed from the channels through a bottom opening in the channels providing lateral space between the channels to enable the door to be removed from the frame. The elastomeric inserts are provided with bend areas enabling them to be compressed for removal from the channels.02-09-2012
20090315387Add-on dump rack apparatus for pickup truck - A pivoting dump rack for an existing pickup truck. The pivoting dump rack is mounted on pivot mounts with a single axis above the tailgate end of an existing pickup truck bed. On each rail of the pickup truck bed a hydraulic lift is mounted on a support frame. The hydraulic lifts raise the rack while the support frame distributes the load on the hydraulic lifts as they are in use. The rack is long enough to extend from the tailgate to above the cab of the pickup truck while providing extensions mounted on each end of the rack to further lengthen the pivoting rack and to increase the length of loads that can be carried by the pivoting rack. An attachable dump bed may also be fitted on the pivoting rack to allow it to carry loose items such as dirt and construction debris.12-24-2009
20090152934HEATED TRUCK BODY - A truck has a cab, a body, an engine, and an exhaust system. The body carries loads during use and each of its panels has an interior fluidly connected to one another. The exhaust system receives exhaust from the engine which flows thru exhaust pipes into a muffler and then into a diverter box. When desired, the diverter box diverts at least a portion of the exhaust air into an air outlet that directs air to the interiors of the panels to heat the body during use. Any remaining portion of the exhaust air, is exhausted directly to ambient air. A circuit controls the flow of exhaust gases to the truck body utilizing a diverter, an actuator for controlling the diverter, and a temperature sensor for controlling the actuator wherein a flow of exhaust gases to the truck body is shut off when said temperature sensor senses an exhaust gas temperature above a predetermined level. Alternatively, a signal indicating the start of a regeneration cycle of a diesel particulate filter can be used to control the actuator.06-18-2009
20120169109Heated Dump Body - A system and method for heating a dump body is disclosed. In particular embodiments, a heated dump body comprises a floor including one or more bolsters formed within the floor. The dump body further includes a pair of side sheets, each of the side sheets coupled to one side of the floor, each of the pair of side sheets including one or more bolsters formed within each respective side sheet. The dump body further includes a front sheet coupled to the floor and the side sheets, the front sheet including one or more bolsters formed within the front sheet. The dump body also includes a canopy coupled to the front sheet, the canopy including one or more bolsters formed within the canopy. The bolsters formed in the floor, the pair of side sheets, the front sheet and the canopy are each operable to channel air.07-05-2012
298001000 Auxiliary dump body mounted in nondumping body 1
20120032493CENTER DOOR ASSEMBLY FOR DUMP BED AND METHOD OF REMOVING RETRACTABLE DOOR THEREIN - A center door assembly for a dump bed and a method for removing the door from the dump bed. A frame is mounted in a wall of the dump bed and has a pair of opposite and spaced apart channels. A pair of elastomeric inserts are removably mounted in the channels. A retractable door has a pair of edges slidably received in the inserts and is movable linearly within the channels between a closed position and an open position. A pivot linkage assembly is operatively connected to the door for linearly moving the door between the closed and open positions. The elastomeric inserts are removed from the channels through a bottom opening in the channels providing lateral space between the channels to enable the door to be removed from the frame. The elastomeric inserts are provided with bend areas enabling them to be compressed for removal from the channels.02-09-2012
20090315387Add-on dump rack apparatus for pickup truck - A pivoting dump rack for an existing pickup truck. The pivoting dump rack is mounted on pivot mounts with a single axis above the tailgate end of an existing pickup truck bed. On each rail of the pickup truck bed a hydraulic lift is mounted on a support frame. The hydraulic lifts raise the rack while the support frame distributes the load on the hydraulic lifts as they are in use. The rack is long enough to extend from the tailgate to above the cab of the pickup truck while providing extensions mounted on each end of the rack to further lengthen the pivoting rack and to increase the length of loads that can be carried by the pivoting rack. An attachable dump bed may also be fitted on the pivoting rack to allow it to carry loose items such as dirt and construction debris.12-24-2009
20090152934HEATED TRUCK BODY - A truck has a cab, a body, an engine, and an exhaust system. The body carries loads during use and each of its panels has an interior fluidly connected to one another. The exhaust system receives exhaust from the engine which flows thru exhaust pipes into a muffler and then into a diverter box. When desired, the diverter box diverts at least a portion of the exhaust air into an air outlet that directs air to the interiors of the panels to heat the body during use. Any remaining portion of the exhaust air, is exhausted directly to ambient air. A circuit controls the flow of exhaust gases to the truck body utilizing a diverter, an actuator for controlling the diverter, and a temperature sensor for controlling the actuator wherein a flow of exhaust gases to the truck body is shut off when said temperature sensor senses an exhaust gas temperature above a predetermined level. Alternatively, a signal indicating the start of a regeneration cycle of a diesel particulate filter can be used to control the actuator.06-18-2009
20120169109Heated Dump Body - A system and method for heating a dump body is disclosed. In particular embodiments, a heated dump body comprises a floor including one or more bolsters formed within the floor. The dump body further includes a pair of side sheets, each of the side sheets coupled to one side of the floor, each of the pair of side sheets including one or more bolsters formed within each respective side sheet. The dump body further includes a front sheet coupled to the floor and the side sheets, the front sheet including one or more bolsters formed within the front sheet. The dump body also includes a canopy coupled to the front sheet, the canopy including one or more bolsters formed within the canopy. The bolsters formed in the floor, the pair of side sheets, the front sheet and the canopy are each operable to channel air.07-05-2012
298001000 Means for heating dumping body 2
20120032493CENTER DOOR ASSEMBLY FOR DUMP BED AND METHOD OF REMOVING RETRACTABLE DOOR THEREIN - A center door assembly for a dump bed and a method for removing the door from the dump bed. A frame is mounted in a wall of the dump bed and has a pair of opposite and spaced apart channels. A pair of elastomeric inserts are removably mounted in the channels. A retractable door has a pair of edges slidably received in the inserts and is movable linearly within the channels between a closed position and an open position. A pivot linkage assembly is operatively connected to the door for linearly moving the door between the closed and open positions. The elastomeric inserts are removed from the channels through a bottom opening in the channels providing lateral space between the channels to enable the door to be removed from the frame. The elastomeric inserts are provided with bend areas enabling them to be compressed for removal from the channels.02-09-2012
20090315387Add-on dump rack apparatus for pickup truck - A pivoting dump rack for an existing pickup truck. The pivoting dump rack is mounted on pivot mounts with a single axis above the tailgate end of an existing pickup truck bed. On each rail of the pickup truck bed a hydraulic lift is mounted on a support frame. The hydraulic lifts raise the rack while the support frame distributes the load on the hydraulic lifts as they are in use. The rack is long enough to extend from the tailgate to above the cab of the pickup truck while providing extensions mounted on each end of the rack to further lengthen the pivoting rack and to increase the length of loads that can be carried by the pivoting rack. An attachable dump bed may also be fitted on the pivoting rack to allow it to carry loose items such as dirt and construction debris.12-24-2009
20090152934HEATED TRUCK BODY - A truck has a cab, a body, an engine, and an exhaust system. The body carries loads during use and each of its panels has an interior fluidly connected to one another. The exhaust system receives exhaust from the engine which flows thru exhaust pipes into a muffler and then into a diverter box. When desired, the diverter box diverts at least a portion of the exhaust air into an air outlet that directs air to the interiors of the panels to heat the body during use. Any remaining portion of the exhaust air, is exhausted directly to ambient air. A circuit controls the flow of exhaust gases to the truck body utilizing a diverter, an actuator for controlling the diverter, and a temperature sensor for controlling the actuator wherein a flow of exhaust gases to the truck body is shut off when said temperature sensor senses an exhaust gas temperature above a predetermined level. Alternatively, a signal indicating the start of a regeneration cycle of a diesel particulate filter can be used to control the actuator.06-18-2009
20120169109Heated Dump Body - A system and method for heating a dump body is disclosed. In particular embodiments, a heated dump body comprises a floor including one or more bolsters formed within the floor. The dump body further includes a pair of side sheets, each of the side sheets coupled to one side of the floor, each of the pair of side sheets including one or more bolsters formed within each respective side sheet. The dump body further includes a front sheet coupled to the floor and the side sheets, the front sheet including one or more bolsters formed within the front sheet. The dump body also includes a canopy coupled to the front sheet, the canopy including one or more bolsters formed within the canopy. The bolsters formed in the floor, the pair of side sheets, the front sheet and the canopy are each operable to channel air.07-05-2012
298002000HAND TRUCKS AND BARROWS2
20120146386MOTORISED WHEELBARROW - A pedestrian motorised wheelbarrow of the so-called four-wheel kind comprising an electric motor (06-14-2012
298003000 Single wheel 1
20090102272Work place and storage apparatus - A storage and work place apparatus used in conjunction with a wheelbarrow or similar item. The apparatus includes an housing having a bottom portion and a side portion extending outwardly to form a open chamber the bottom portion is intended to a lie atop a wheelbarrow a cover is used in conjunction with the open chamber and is hinged attached to the housing in order to extend laterally from the housing. At least a first leg attainably connects to the housing and extends outwardly to contact a ground surface adjacent the wheel barrow. At least a second leg is rotatable attached to the cover and also extends outwardly therefrom to support the cover above the ground surface when the leg contacts the ground surface.04-23-2009
298005000TWO-WHEEL1
20090261645Trailer with tiltable platform section - There is provided a trailer with a tiltable platform section comprising a mainframe; a subframe pivotally attached to the mainframe; a rear platform section fixedly attached to the mainframe; a front platform section fixedly attached to the subframe; and a retaining mechanism for attaching in a locked position the mainframe to the subframe. In an unlocked position of the mainframe, the rear platform section and the mainframe can jointly pivot relative to the front platform section.10-22-2009
298007000WITH LOAD-DELIVERING CHUTE1
20100148565CENTER DOOR ASSEMBLY FOR DUMP BED AND METHOD OF REMOVING RETRACTABLE DOOR THEREIN - A center door assembly for a dump bed and a method for removing the door from the dump bed. A frame is mounted in a wall of the dump bed and has a pair of opposite and spaced apart channels. A pair of elastomeric inserts are removably mounted in the channels. A retractable door has a pair of edges slidably received in the inserts and is movable linearly within the channels between a closed position and an open position. A pivot linkage assembly is operatively connected to the door for linearly moving the door between the closed and open positions. The elastomeric inserts are removed from the channels through a bottom opening in the channels providing lateral space between the channels to enable the door to be removed from the frame. The elastomeric inserts are provided with bend areas enabling them to be compressed for removal from the channels.06-17-2010
298008000PLURAL LOAD UNITS2
20120025590Multiple Activated Dumping Roll-Off Container - A roll-off container is provided having multiple separate compartments that may be filled and dumped independently of each other. A master controller is provided that is used to separately and selectively control the lifting and dumping of each compartment. The system may be powered by the engine of a roll-off truck on which it is located, or by a separate gasoline engine, propane engine, solar power system, electric power system, battery-operated power system or any future powering technology located within the roll-off container. All components of the system are located within or are supported by a chassis.02-02-2012
20090243369LEAVEITCLEAN.ORG MOBILE RECYCLING CENTER - The present invention includes a predetermined number of bins, constructed to accept one type of material in each bin. Each bin may have an easy to use deposit door. Each bin may be labeled to distinguish which particular material can be deposited into a particular bin. The internal components inside each bin allows for compacting, bundling, or chipping of the materials, or some combination thereof, into bins for storage until they are removed. The present invention can be moved as needed or set in a designated area. The bins slide out and dump making it easy for the user to empty the compacted, chipped, or bundled materials.10-01-2009
298008000 Hopper type body 1
20120025590Multiple Activated Dumping Roll-Off Container - A roll-off container is provided having multiple separate compartments that may be filled and dumped independently of each other. A master controller is provided that is used to separately and selectively control the lifting and dumping of each compartment. The system may be powered by the engine of a roll-off truck on which it is located, or by a separate gasoline engine, propane engine, solar power system, electric power system, battery-operated power system or any future powering technology located within the roll-off container. All components of the system are located within or are supported by a chassis.02-02-2012
20090243369LEAVEITCLEAN.ORG MOBILE RECYCLING CENTER - The present invention includes a predetermined number of bins, constructed to accept one type of material in each bin. Each bin may have an easy to use deposit door. Each bin may be labeled to distinguish which particular material can be deposited into a particular bin. The internal components inside each bin allows for compacting, bundling, or chipping of the materials, or some combination thereof, into bins for storage until they are removed. The present invention can be moved as needed or set in a designated area. The bins slide out and dump making it easy for the user to empty the compacted, chipped, or bundled materials.10-01-2009
298011000ELEVATING AND TILTING3
20080238180Apparatus for a vehicle for dumping and providing ground access - An apparatus generally includes a dump frame pivotably coupled to a vehicle's chassis, and a slide frame slidably coupled to the dump frame. The apparatus further includes at least one slide frame actuator for causing sliding movement of the slide frame, and at least one dump frame actuator for causing pivotal movement of the dump frame.10-02-2008
20080217985Load Transport Bin - The invention provides a bin for transporting and off-loading a load such as ore and coal. The bin includes two parts, a load bearing floor part of which at least a portion slopes downward to a side of the floor and an enclosure part having a wall, this part being configured so that the lower end of the wall is complementary to the floor, with the two parts together, in use, defining a bin.09-11-2008
20120280557DUMP TRAILER - A towable dump trailer is provided. The towable dump trailer comprises a first, second and third frame. The first frame comprises one or more sets of wheels. The second frame is attached to the tow vehicle and can be displaced horizontally relative to the first frame by the towing vehicle moving rearward or forward. The third frame provides a support frame for the trailer bed. The dump trailer is operated by immobilizing the first frame and causing the second frame to move horizontally relative to the first frame. This horizontal displacement causes the third frame to rotate as a result of one or more rear torque arms translating the horizontal movement to rotational movement. The dump trailer can be configured to provide a dumping action by either forward or rearward horizontal displacement of the second frame relative to the first frame.11-08-2012
298012000SLIDING AND TILTING5
20090195048PICKUP-STYLE WORK VEHICLE - A pickup-style work vehicle comprises a front driver's seat, a backseat, a loading floor that is located rearwardly of the backseat and that can be moved to a dumping position, a loading floor size changeover mechanism, and a backseat posture change mechanism. The loading floor size changeover mechanism changes the size of the loading floor between a first state in which a front wall portion and a front bottom portion of the loading floor are moved forwardly in a fore-and-aft direction and a second state in which the front wall portion and the front bottom portion of the loading floor are moved rearwardly in a fore-and-aft direction. The backseat posture change mechanism changes a posture of the backseat between a first posture which is a non-use state and a second posture which is a use state. The fore-and-aft dimension of the backseat in the first posture is less than a fore-and-aft dimension of the backseat in the second posture. the backseat in the first posture is located immediately forwardly of the loading floor in the first state and the backseat in the second posture is located immediately forwardly of the loading floor in the second state.08-06-2009
20090195049PICKUP-STYLE WORK VEHICLE - A pickup-style work vehicle comprises a driver's section, a loading floor that is located rearwardly of the driver's section and that can be moved to a dumping position, a loading floor size changeover mechanism that changes a size of the loading floor between a first state in which a front wall portion and a front bottom portion of the loading floor are moved forwardly in a fore-and-aft direction of a vehicle and a second state in which the front wall portion and the front bottom portion of the loading floor are moved rearwardly in the fore-and-aft direction, a fixing member connected to the vehicle, and partition member position change mechanism for changing the position of the partition member in the fore-and-aft direction of the vehicle between a forward position and a rearward position. The partition member when placed at the forward position is located immediately forwardly of the loading floor in the first state while the partition member when placed at the rearward position is located immediately forwardly of the loading floor in the second state.08-06-2009
20130193742CARGO HAULING SYSTEM - A cargo hauling system is dimensioned to fit within a bed of a light truck. The bin moves forwardly and rearwardly relative to the truck bed along rollers provided on a tailgate of the truck. The tailgate is modified by reinforcing a perimeter of the tailgate, adding rollers to the tailgate, substituting reinforced linkages and hinges for factory originals, and adding a support member that extends between the trailer hitch and tailgate.08-01-2013
298014000 Operating mechanism 2
20110204697Dump Box System for a Conventional Pickup Truck Bed - The dump box system includes a dump box that rolls along the length of the pickup truck bed. The movement of the dump box is controlled by a hoist system attached to the truck bed. The hoist system has a pair of reels in spaced relation along a drive shaft. The drive shaft is turned by a crank-operated winch unit so that straps coiled on the reels are reeled in or paid out. The dump box can be moved from a position wherein it is completely encased within the truck bed to a position where it is tilted and hanging out through the rear opening of the truck bed. The design of the dump box system allows the user to quickly unload large quantities of debris and other materials from the truck without the need for resort to shovels or rakes.08-25-2011
20090051209Conveyor trailer - The invention comprises a dump trailer for dispensing materials onto receiving objects from different heights comprising a box and main frame with the box tiltable to raise one end of the box at an angle to the main frame. The box has a first and second conveyor with the first conveyor powered to travel along the bottom of the box towards the one end of the box to convey material in the box towards the one end of the box when the box is tiltable at an angle. The second conveyor is raisable with the box at the one end of the box with means to maintain the second conveyor parallel to the main frame and generally parallel to the ground.02-26-2009
298017000TILTING65
20130088067Body for Dump Truck - [Problem] To realize a body 04-11-2013
20130069416Dump Truck - To provide a dump truck capable of assuring a large authorized payload weight while inhibiting spilling of an object under haulage over parts of side walls. A dump truck is provided on a frame 03-21-2013
20090236897Vehicle having loading and unloading capabilities - A rear loading cargo carrying wheeled vehicle includes a pair of container lifts for moving shipping containers between a container support platform on the vehicle and an unloaded position behind the vehicle. Each lift typically includes a pivot arm pivotally mounted on the vehicle, a telescoping arm telescopically mounted on the pivot arm, and a container engaging support member mounted on the telescoping arm for engaging and supporting the containers. A platform lift is provided for lowering the platform during the loading operation to provide greater stability. The container support platform includes a forward section and tail section which is movable relative to the forward section to provide greater clearance for loading and unloading the container. Guide walls along either side of the platform guide misaligned containers onto the platform. The container lifts are configured for loading and unloading one or more containers onto and from the platform.09-24-2009
20080211288Equipment and supplies lift accessory - An accessory for use in conjunction with a utility vehicle for the lifting and hauling of equipment and supplies, including an integrated platform base, either of a grid work of supporting frames and rods, or of a solid platform type, having upright columns and bracings for support, with a hooked configuration extending forwardly from the upper end of the upright columns, formed of a series of structural member and rods, for securement onto the upper edge of the tailgate or back wall of the bin or carrier of a utility vehicle. Structural support through the use of further rods can connect onto a portion of the accessory, and be fastened structurally to the front of the utility vehicle to add additional strength to the accessory during usage.09-04-2008
20110204698DUMPER WITH HEATABLE BODY - A dumper with a dump body includes at least one heating system for heating and/or warming up the body, wherein the heat transfer medium of the heating circuit is a liquid carrier medium.08-25-2011
20100001573TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - An upper cross beam 01-07-2010
20080303336Dump truck - The present invention relates to a dump truck or large mining truck, comprising a dump body for the transport of overburden or the like, a first hydraulic circuit having a first pump device for the actuation of the dump body as well as a second hydraulic circuit having a second pump device for the actuation of a steering and/or of a braking device of the dumper truck chassis and/or an auxiliary truck element. In accordance with the invention, the said first, second and/or a further hydraulic circuit having are connected to one another by a valve device which is controlled by a control device such that the plurality of hydraulic circuits cooperate in an unloading mode and actuate the dump body together and, on the other hand, the hydraulic circuits work separately in a travel mode so that the second hydraulic circuit and/or any further hydraulic circuit is separated from the dump body and its actuator device. The performance of the pump devices are added so-to-say by the combination of the hydraulic circuits, whereby a fast unloading of the dump body can be achieved despite the huge load. On the other hand, the valve device can uncouple the hydraulic circuits from one another, whereby the second hydraulic circuit can be utilized specifically only for the steering and/or the braking device in the travel mode.12-11-2008
20110163588Self Propelled Transport Device - A transport device has a chassis with a front end and a rear end. The device has a continuous track supporting the chassis above a surface configured to move the chassis along the surface. A handle extends from the front end or rear end of the chassis and has a grip section positioned to be gripped by a user walking ahead of or behind the chassis. A motor is coupled and arranged to drive the continuous track and is operable by a user manipulating the handle. The worktop can be reconfigurable to at least two optional arrangements having different storage or support capabilities. The worktop can also be interchangeable with other different worktops having different storage or support capabilities.07-07-2011
20110187178Vehicular Utility Bed Having Locking Assembly And Vehicles Including Same - A utility bed includes a bed frame, a bed floor, a sidewall, and a locking mechanism. The bed floor is pivotally coupled with the bed frame and is pivotable between an upright position and a cargo support position. The sidewall comprises a door portion and a wall portion. The door portion is pivotally coupled with the bed floor and pivotable between a closed position and an opened position. The locking mechanism is associated with the sidewall. The locking mechanism is configured to retain the bed floor in the upright position with the door portion of the sidewall in the opened position. Vehicles including a utility bed are also provided.08-04-2011
20120153705Truck Body - A truck body includes a front wall, side walls, and a floor. The floor has panels disposed at predetermined angles from the horizontal that, with the other parts of the body, form a payload volume within the body. The floor also includes a tail panel disposed at a lesser angle from the horizontal to facilitate the shedding of the payload when dumping, and further to maintain the center of mass of the payload in a generally forward position during dumping.06-21-2012
20120119561RENDERING TRAILER WITH DUMP BOX HAVING A CENTER GATE - A rendering trailer includes a dump box with a center gate dividing the interior chamber of the trailer into forward and rearward compartments. A doorway is formed in the center gate to allow a person to pass therethrough to facilitate washing the forward and rearward compartments. A door is mounted on the center gate to open and close the doorway. The invention also includes a method of using the center gate and the gate itself.05-17-2012
20120181843OFF-ROAD VEHICLE HAVING A CARGO BOX - An off-road vehicle has a frame, at least four wheels, each including a tire, a seat, a steering assembly, an engine, and a cargo box pivotally mounted to the frame rearwardly of the seat. The cargo box includes a cargo box body having a front wall, a pair of side walls extending from the front wall, a first floor connected to a lower end of the front and the pair of side walls, and an at least partially opened rear side. A second floor is supported inside the cargo box body above the first floor. At least one tailgate selectively closes the at least partially opened rear side.07-19-2012
20110215633Multi-Position End Gate Assembly - An end gate assembly of a dump box comprises an end gate panel supported for pivotal movement about a lower pivot axis of a pair of lower latch assemblies in a first released position and about an upper pivot axis of a pair of upper latch assemblies in a second released position. A common actuator is arranged to release both upper latch assemblies in the first released position of the actuator and is arranged to release both lower latch assemblies in the second released position. The common actuator communicates between the latch assemblies on opposing sides of the end gate panel through a connecting member extending across the gate opening below a floor of the dump box.09-08-2011
20100231025ADJUSTABLE CRAWLER VEHICLE - A work vehicle has an operating cab, a power plant positioned adjacent to the operating cab, a pair of suspension members operable by the power plant and spaced apart in a lateral direction, and a load carrying member supported by the pair of suspension members. The vehicle further has an adjustable undercarriage frame that includes a housing having a predetermined shape and having a longitudinal axis thereof aligned with a longitudinal axis of the vehicle, the housing positioned intermediate the pair of suspension members, whereby each of the pair of suspension members is operatively mounted to a respective side of the housing. The adjustable undercarriage frame also provides for adjusting longitudinal position of the operating cab and the power plant and for adjusting lateral spacing between suspension members. Novel pivot assembly for rotating the load carrying member in order to discharge the load is also provided.09-16-2010
20100026079TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - Detection signals from lever sensor (02-04-2010
20130187435Dump Body - A dump body includes a front plate, a bottom plate integrally provided on a lower part of the front plate, and a pair of right and left side plates provided on sides of the front plate and the bottom plate. On a lower part of an outer surface of the front plate, a linear hollow lower rib extending in a right-left direction and a pair of right and left vertical ribs that are in communication with the lower rib at lower ends thereof are provided. An exhaust gas flow path of an exhaust gas is defined including an inner space of the lower rib and an inner space of the vertical ribs. The exhaust gas flow path is in communication a flow-path forming section of a box shape that allows the exhaust gas flowing in the exhaust gas flow path to go downward relative to the lower rib.07-25-2013
20110031801Expanded Size Sludge Vacuum Tanker - An extendable mobile fluid carrying apparatus including a first frame configured to couple to a tractor. A fluid container is coupled to the first frame and configured to rotate about a pivot device of the first frame. The container defines a closable orifice configured to decant a fluid from the container. A high-CFM blower is coupled to the container and configured to draw a vacuum. A lift mechanism is coupled to the first frame and the fluid container and configured to lift the fluid container to an angle greater than 45° relative to the first frame. A second frame is slidingly coupled to the first frame, with the second frame configured to extend away from the first frame a predetermined distance. The second frame includes a wheel set. The tractor may include a power takeoff mechanism coupled to a prime mover and to the blower.02-10-2011
20100213754Support Systems for a Truck - Support systems for a truck having a dump body and a scissors hoist are disclosed. In one embodiment, the scissors hoist is mechanically coupled to the truck at a lower pivot point, mechanically coupled to the dump body at an upper pivot point, and operable to raise and lower the dump body. The support system comprises a prop and a handle, wherein: the prop comprises a pivoting end and a support end, wherein the pivoting end is pivotally coupled to the lower pivot point and permits the prop to be raised and lowered, and, when the prop is raised, the support end is matingly coupled to the dump body at the upper pivot point so as to support the dump body; and the handle is mounted to the truck and mechanically coupled to the prop such that movement of the handle raises and lowers the prop.08-26-2010
20100060071ON DEMAND PROP ROD FOR UTILITY VEHICLE CARGO BOX - A prop rod for a utility vehicle cargo box has a first end pivotally connected to a frame member of the cargo box, and a second end slidable along a slot in a frame member of the utility vehicle. The slot has a downwardly directed notch at a rear portion thereof. The prop rod is biased to a disengaged position in which the second end or the prop rod cannot enter the notch. The prop rod is sufficiently flexible so that an operator can overcome the bias and move the prop rod to an engaged position in which the second end can enter the notch to hold up the cargo box in a raised position.03-11-2010
20100096903Trailer for the transportation by road of containers - The invention relates to a trailer for the transportation by road of cargo, such as containers. The trailer comprises a trailer frame; a tipping frame and lifting means which act on, on the one hand, the trailer frame and, on the other hand, the tipping frame. The trailer frame comprises a front zone which is located on coupling above a tractor unit and which is provided with a coupling member in order to effect coupling. The trailer frame also has a rear zone comprising three sets of wheels. An intermediate zone connects the front zone to the rear zone. The tipping frame extends along the trailer frame and is fastened, in the rear zone, to the trailer frame so as to hinge about a tipping axle. The trailer frame has a longitudinal beam and the tipping frame has two lateral beams. The central beam of the trailer frame is submerged between the lateral longitudinal beams of the tipping frame.04-22-2010
20120205961TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - Rear wheel tires of a vehicle body are spaced apart from each other in the vehicle width direction. A foreign object removing device is provided between an outer tire and an inner tire of the rear wheels on one side of the vehicle for removing foreign objects between the tires. The foreign object removing device includes a bar-shaped member inserted in a suspended state between the tires, and a shoe provided in a lower end side of the bar-shaped member to collide with foreign objects such as earth and sand, and stones getting in between the tires for flicking out the foreign objects from between the tires. The shoe is replaceably attached to the lower end side of the bar-shaped member by using a bolt. In a case where the shoe wears down, only the shoe is replaced.08-16-2012
20090045668MOWER PAYLOAD BIN AND SUPPORT STRUCTURE - The present invention is directed to a payload bin assembly that is stably coupled to zero-turn and non-zero-turn mowers alike. In various embodiments, the payload bin assembly is comprised of a durable payload support frame having a first end and a second end. A payload bin is pivotally coupled proximate the first end of the payload support frame. The payload support frame is supported at its first and second ends by a wheel-based support assembly and a mower-based support assembly, respectively.02-19-2009
20100045093Bed leveling system for dump truck - A bed leveling system for a dump truck to prevent an imbalance of the truck bed during unloading of material. The system controls the side to side tilt of the truck bed and returns that bed to a generally level orientation when the bed tilt exceeds a predetermined angle. The truck bed is pivotally affixed to the truck chassis through a hinge pin. Thus, the tilting of the dump bed is carried out by a hydraulic system that changes the tilt of the hinge pin. The leveling system includes a cylindrical tube that supports the hinge pin and which is rotatable with respect to the chassis. A roll cylinder rotates the cylindrical tube to change the tilt angle of the hinge pin. A tilt sensor senses the out of level orientation of the truck bed and activates the leveling system to bring the bed back to a generally level orientation.02-25-2010
20120001473Bed leveling system for dump truck - A bed leveling system for a dump truck to prevent an imbalance of the truck bed during unloading of material. The system controls the side to side tilt of the truck bed and returns that bed to a generally level orientation when the bed tilt exceeds a predetermined angle. The truck bed is pivotally affixed to the truck chassis through a hinge pin. Thus, the tilting of the dump bed is carried out by a hydraulic system that changes the tilt of the hinge pin. The leveling system includes a cylindrical tube that supports the hinge pin and which is rotatable with respect to the chassis. A roll cylinder rotates the cylindrical tube to change the tilt angle of the hinge pin. A tilt sensor senses the out of level orientation of the truck bed and activates the leveling system to bring the bed back to a generally level orientation.01-05-2012
20100045092 METHOD AND AN ARRANGEMENT FOR PREVENTING OVERTURNING A DUMP VEHICLE - A method for preventing overturning a dump vehicle, the vehicle including a forward vehicle section with a forward frame and a wheel axle supported by the frame. The dump vehicle further includes a rear vehicle section with a rear frame and at least one wheel axle supported by the frame. The dump vehicle further includes an articulation joint, which connects the forward frame and the rear frame and allows the forward frame and the rear frame to pivot in relation to each other about an axis extending in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle. During a tilting procedure for unloading material from a container of the dump vehicle, the method includes determining if there is a risk for a pair of wheels of the wheel axle of the forward vehicle section to lose ground contact or if the pair of wheels have already lost ground contact. A warning signal for preventing an uncontrolled rotation of the forward vehicle section relative to the rear vehicle section via the articulation joint is further established when it is determined that the wheels of the forward wheel axle have lost or are about to lose ground contact.02-25-2010
298170500 Tilting about plural or shifting fulcrums 5
20120032492Tow Trailer - A tow trailer includes a bed portion, a pair of upright members, an axle that runs underneath the bed portion, and a pair of swing arms, each pivotally connected at one end to one of the upright members and pivotally connected at another end to the axle. The tow trailer further includes a pair of wheels coupled to one another through the axle, and a brace member, affixed to the bed portion near a longitudinal side of the bed portion. The brace member can be locked to a corresponding swing arm via a locking member.02-09-2012
20120013167DUMP TRAILER - A towable dump trailer is provided. The towable dump trailer comprises a first, second and third frame. The first frame comprises one or more sets of wheels. The second frame is attached to the tow vehicle and can be displaced horizontally relative to the first frame by the towing vehicle moving rearward or forward. The third frame provides a support frame for the trailer bed. The dump trailer is operated by immobilizing the first frame and causing the second frame to move horizontally relative to the first frame. This horizontal displacement causes the third frame to pivot as a result of one or more pivoting arms translating the horizontal movement to pivotal movement. The dump trailer can be configured to provide a dumping action by either forward or rearward horizontal displacement of the second frame relative to the first frame.01-19-2012
298170600 Selectively tiltable in different directions 3
20120007410Pivot pin and saddle assembly for a side-dump trailer or truck - A pivot pin and saddle assembly is provided for a side-dump trailer or truck with the pivot pin and saddle assembly including structure which limits the relative movement between the side-dump body of the trailer or truck with respect to the frame of the trailer or truck. The saddle assembly of this invention includes a bearing block comprised of Nylon® or other composite material which supports the pivot pin to prevent metal-to-metal contact between the pivot pin and the associated saddle assembly.01-12-2012
298170700 Side or end delivery 1
20100066152Dump Bed Connection Apparatus And Vehicles Including Same - An apparatus connects a dump bed to a frame structure of a vehicle and facilitates tipping of the dump bed in a selected one of a plurality of directions from a load carrying position. The apparatus includes a ball joint assembly. The ball joint assembly is configured to selectively facilitate tipping of the dump bed as directed by an actuator. Vehicles including a ball joint assembly are also provided.03-18-2010
298170800 Progressive fulcrum points 1
20120212031Stay For Dump Body - A dump truck has a dump body and a stay to hold the dump body selectively in multiple raised positions.08-23-2012
298018000 Side delivery only 9
20090195052Side dump body having an increased carrying capacity - A wall extension apparatus is movably positioned on the upper end of a side dump body to increase the carrying capacity thereof. The extension apparatus may be pivotally moved from a transport position to either a first side dumping position to a second side dumping position. When in its transport position, the extension apparatus extends upwardly from the upper ends of the side dump body. Various embodiments of the invention are disclosed.08-06-2009
20090195051Side dump body having an increased carrying capacity - A wall extension apparatus is movably positioned on the upper end of a side dump body to increase the carrying capacity thereof. The extension apparatus may be pivotally moved from a transport position to either a first side dumping position to a second side dumping position. When in its transport position, the extension apparatus extends upwardly from the upper ends of the side dump body. Various embodiments of the invention are disclosed.08-06-2009
20090195050Side dump body having an increased carrying capacity - A wall extension apparatus is movably positioned on the upper end of a side dump body to increase the carrying capacity thereof. The extension apparatus may be pivotally moved from a transport position to either a first side dumping position to a second side dumping position. When in its transport position, the extension apparatus extends upwardly from the upper ends of the side dump body. Various embodiments of the invention are disclosed.08-06-2009
20090295216DUMP DEVICE FOR SIDE DUMP TRAILER - The tub is mounted to a frame for alternative movement from a position wherein the tub is centrally located with respect to the longitudinal axis of the frame. The tub may be tilted from a position centrally located to a side dump position which is offset with respect to the longitudinal axis of the frame. The apparatus for moving the tub from its centrally located position to its side dump position is a barrel pivotally mounted to the tub and an extension rod which is pivotally mounted to the frame.12-03-2009
20090079254Small utility vehicle - A small, four wheeled, stable utility vehicle (S4WSUV) for hauling and dumping material, articles or containers and especially adapted to operate in tight areas is disclosed. The S4WSUV has two widely spaced free turning swivel wheels and two widely spaced, independently driven rear wheels, a pivoting platform connected to a lifting mechanism for pivoting the platform to dump the material, etc. to a side of the S4WSUV. An engine drives a power source that can be a hydrostatic system, an electrical system or a mechanical system for motors driving the rear wheels. Optional features include a cantilever mounted seat assembly, foot and/or hand controls for steering, container mounts on the platform or a platform frame for securing one or more containers of various types and sizes and attachments for attaching one or more pieces of equipment for functions other than hauling and dumping.03-26-2009
20100102618Mini-sized side dump trailer - A mini-sized side dump trailer comprising a wheeled frame having a pair of wheels supporting the rearward end thereof and a steerable front wheel assembly of the forward end thereof with a forwardly extending tongue extending from the front wheel assembly for connection to a small vehicle such as a utility terrain vehicle, an all terrain vehicle or a small tractor. The small side dump body may be pivoted to either the first side of the trailer or to the second side of the trailer.04-29-2010
20100194173DISPLACEMENT ACTUATED SIDE DUMPING HAUL BODY - A displacement actuated side dumping haul body and related methods are disclosed. The side dumping haul body may, for example, be mounted to a trailer or truck frame. The side dumping haul body includes a floor with fore and aft end walls rigidly attached to the floor, at least one actuator and first and second sidewalls. When the at least one actuator is employed to pivot the floor to dump material from the haul body, the corresponding sidewall pivots at least generally away from the floor to create a side discharge opening. Various opening parameters and dumping characteristics can be achieved by varying locations of pivot and linkage points.08-05-2010
20120007411Cover for a side-dump trailer or truck - A cover for a side-dump trailer or truck is disclosed wherein a rigid cover comprised of metal, fiberglass or plastic is movably mounted with respect to the side-dump trailer or truck so that the cover may be moved from a closed position over the upper end of the side-dump body or which may be pivotally moved to either side of the side-dump body so that the side-dump body may be pivotally moved to a dumping position opposite to that of the cover.01-12-2012
20110272996DUMP DEVICE FOR SIDE DUMP TRAILER - The tub is mounted to a frame for alternative movement from a position wherein the tub is centrally located with respect to the longitudinal axis of the frame. The tub may be tilted from a position centrally located to a side dump position which is offset with respect to the longitudinal axis of the frame. The apparatus for moving the tub from its centrally located position to its side dump position is a barrel pivotally mounted to the tub and an extension rod which is pivotally mounted to the frame.11-10-2011
298019000 Operating mechanism 22
20100327649METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE COMPRISING A DUMP BODY - A method for controlling a vehicle including a dump body includes automatically monitoring the contents of the dump body during an elevating motion, determining when the dump body has reached a predefined condition during the elevating motion, and controlling the vehicle when it is determined that the dump body has reached the predefined condition.12-30-2010
20130069417COMPOSITE BODIED TRAILER - A dump bed assembly (03-21-2013
20130062926TRAVEL DRIVE DEVICE FOR DUMP TRUCK - There are provided an axle housing, a rotational shaft provided to axially extend in a spindle of the axle housing, a wheel mounting cylinder which is mounted on an outer peripheral side of the spindle through wheel support bearings and to which wheels are mounted, and a planetary gear reduction mechanism for decelerating rotation of the rotational shaft, which is transmitted to the wheel mounting cylinder. A carrier forming a part of the planetary gear reduction mechanism is mounted in a non-rotating state on an open end side of the spindle. A cylindrical coupling member is provided between the spindle and the carrier, and provided with an axial one side outer periphery splined-coupled to an open end inner peripheral side of the spindle and an axial other side outer periphery spline-coupled to an inner peripheral side of the carrier.03-14-2013
20110031802HOIST EMPLOYING A MULTIPLE PISTON CYLINDER - A vehicle includes a vehicle chassis, a load support body connected to the chassis and movable between a lowered position and a raised position, and a hoist operable to forcibly move the load support body from the lowered position to the raised position. The hoist includes a cylinder and a pressurized drive fluid supply system. The cylinder includes a housing assembly and a shaft assembly. The housing assembly defines first and second cylinder chambers separated by a center cap. The shaft assembly is slidably mounted in the housing assembly and includes a shaft and first and second pistons affixed to the shaft at axially spaced apart locations along the shaft. The first piston is disposed in the first cylinder chamber and the second piston is disposed in the second cylinder chamber. The pressurized drive fluid supply system is operable to supply a pressurized fluid into each of the first and second cylinder chambers to forcibly extend the shaft assembly relative to the housing assembly in an extension direction to forcibly move the load support body from the lowered position to the raised position. The cylinder is configured such that, when the shaft assembly is fully extended, a volume of the pressurized drive fluid in the second cylinder chamber exerts an offset force on the center cap in a direction opposite the extension direction to offset axially expansive counter-forces on the cylinder housing.02-10-2011
20130221729TRAY ASSEMBLY - A tray assembly including a tray having a base, a pair of side walls spaced apart between a pair of end walls, the walls extending away from the base to define a space to receive material to be towed; the tray being supported by a frame, the frame having a pair of side rails spaced apart between a pair of end rails to form a generally rectangular shape, the frame includes a carriage to mount said frame to a structure. Each side rail having a series of spaced apart rollers adapted to engage corresponding guides located on said tray, respective rollers and guides are operatively associated with each other to assist movement of said tray with respect to said frame.08-29-2013
20080211289Self-Propelled Trailer - A trailer having a support frame supported by at least two drive wheels, a drive system configured to selectively rotate the at least two drive wheels, a dump frame associated with the support frame and pivotable with respect to the support frame, a steering system having at least one steerable wheel located forward of the at least two drive wheels, and an extendable tail carried by the dump frame, the extendable tail being selectively extendable from a rear of the dump frame is disclosed.09-04-2008
20110198912MOBILE BASE FOR REDUCING LATERAL PRESSURE OF THE BODY LIFT CYLINDER OF A DUMP BODY - Disclosed is an equipment of the type comprising a frame on which is mounted a dump body liftable by means of a body lift cylinder having two opposite ends, a first one of these ends being connected to the frame and the other one to the dump body in order to lift it up when the cylinder is extended. This equipment is characterized in that the first end of the cylinder connected to the frame is mounted on a mobile base which is fixed onto the frame in such a manner as to have some liberty of transversal inclination and thus to allow the cylinder to extend in a constant straight line even if a lateral torsion is applied onto the cylinder by the dump body when said dump body is lifted up.08-18-2011
298022000 Fluid-pressure operators 15
20090121536Waste container carrier - A container carrier having a support frame pivotally connected at its bottom end to a truck chassis and a carrying frame pivotally connected at its top to the top of the support frame. The carrying frame has support arms for holding a container. The support frame is generally upright with the carrying frame folded adjacent the support frame when the carrier is in a container carrying position on the truck chassis, the center of gravity of a carried container located forwardly of the rear wheels of the truck. The support frame extends rearwardly with the carrying frame unfolded when the carrier is in a container pick-up position. In the pick-up position, the support arms on the carrying frame are located past the rear end of the truck chassis and extend rearwardly therefrom to engage a container on the ground. Moving means move the support and carrying frames between the carrying position and the pick-up position.05-14-2009
20090206648Hydraulic system - A hydraulic system useful in combination with a hoist for raising or lowering a truck bed to and from a truck frame, including safely and controllably lowering said truck bed to said truck frame by gravity alone, is provided.08-20-2009
20080272641Dump Vehicle - A dump vehicle comprising a chassis and a dump bed with a cylinder laterally constrained by a stabilizer. The cylinder is supported on a support structure and pivotably connected thereto and to the dump bed. The stabilizer includes a retainer extending at least partially around the cylinder and having arms extending downwardly from the retainer and outwardly from the cylinder. The stabilizer constrains the cylinder laterally, at least partially absorbing side loads imposed on the cylinder.11-06-2008
20120274121TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - In case a burden is discharged from a vessel (11-01-2012
20110233986DUMPING VEHICLE - A dumping vehicle with a dump bed for holding and dumping material is disclosed. Embodiments include a coupler for coupling the dump bed with a tractor and a linkage connecting the dump bed and coupler, the linkage maintaining the orientation of the coupler steady during dumping. Embodiments include a linkage, dump bed and coupler forming a quadrilateral that deforms during dumping. The linkage can include two arms of different lengths, each pivotally connected to the dump bed and the coupler. In alternate embodiments, the dump bed and a rear support connect at a physical pivot location and the dump bed rotates about a location that is different from the physical pivot location and can rotate about a location that moves. The hinge assembly can include two hinge arms of different lengths that move the dump bed sill rearward and upward as the forward end of the dump bed is raised.09-29-2011
20090200853Mid-sized side dump trailer - A mid-sized side dump trailer comprising a wheeled frame having a pair of wheels supporting the rearward end thereof and a steerable front wheel assembly of the forward end thereof with a forwardly extending tongue extending from the front wheel assembly for connection to a small vehicle such as a utility terrain vehicle, an all terrain vehicle or a small tractor. The small side dump body may be pivoted to either the first side of the trailer or to the second side of the trailer.08-13-2009
20100084908AUTOMATED DUMP BODY TIP CONTROL FOR ADTS TO TIP MATERIAL WITH STABILITY AND SPREAD MATERIAL - An articulated vehicle is provided including a system for controlling the rate and stability of unloading of material supported by the articulated vehicle.04-08-2010
20100194174TRACTOR - A tractor for hauling concrete and similar materials at a construction site. The tractor includes an engine powering two pumps connected in series. The two pumps providing hydraulic pressure to: independently power each of a plurality of wheels; to rotate at least one of the wheels to provide steering to the tractor; to raise and lower a bucket; and to release and close a latch for a gate connected to the bucket.08-05-2010
20090115238Truck Bed Lifting Device and Method - A lifting device mounted to a bed of a pickup truck is provided. The lifting device includes a lifting frame that includes first and second booms with a beam therebetween. The ends of the boom opposite the beam pivot with respect to the bed at pivot locations between the wheel wells and the tailgate. Trusses are mounted around each of the wheel wells along the sides of the bed. Hydraulic cylinders are mounted over the wheel wells between the frames and booms. The hydraulic cylinders are operated to urge the lifting frame to pivot with respect to the bed between a first position and a second position to move objects into and out of the bed. In the first position the beam extends over the truck and each boom extends over a respective one of the wheel wells. In the second position the beam extends behind the truck.05-07-2009
20090102273Hydraulic Drive Device for Vertical Pivoting Movement of Load Carrying Platform - [Problems] To simplify switching control of a directional control valve and to simplify the structure of a directional control valve for controlling operation of a hoist cylinder.04-23-2009
20110175427TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - In the course of largely tilting a vessel (07-21-2011
20090218875TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - A branch line branching from midway of a hydraulic conduit or each of actuator side oil passages to connect a bottom side oil chamber of a hoist cylinder to a tank is provided to the hydraulic conduit or each of the actuator side oil passages. A manual operation valve for variably adjusting the flow rate in accordance with the operation of a lever handle is provided in the branch line. Maintenance work is performed with an engine stopped in this state. Subsequently, when a vessel is lowered onto a vehicle body, hydraulic oil can be discharged through the branch line from the bottom side oil chamber of the hoist cylinder to the tank by opening the manual operation valve, so that the hoist cylinder can be automatically contracted.09-03-2009
20090058171HOIST - A hoist capable of raising and lowering a truck bed to and from a truck frame. In certain example embodiments, a scissor-type hoist having a hydraulic cylinder base pivot located to improve hoist lift efficiency.03-05-2009
20080315664HOIST - A hoist, for example, capable of use for raising and lowering a truck bed to and from a truck frame. In certain embodiments, a scissor-type hoist having a hydraulic cylinder pivot located to improve hoist lift efficiency (e.g., thereby exhibiting improved hoist lift capabilities).12-25-2008
20100019561HOIST EMPLOYING A MULTIPLE PISTON CYLINDER - A hoist is provided, which includes a hoist frame, a torque arm coupled to the hoist frame, and a lift arm coupled to the torque arm. The hoist also has a cylinder operatively coupled with the torque arm. The cylinder includes a cylinder shaft with multiple pistons disposed on the cylinder shaft. The multiple pistons define multiple piston chambers within the cylinder where, during operation of the hoist, the multiple pistons simultaneously operate to effect operation of the hoist.01-28-2010
298022000 Control means for hydraulic tilting mechanism 6
20090121536Waste container carrier - A container carrier having a support frame pivotally connected at its bottom end to a truck chassis and a carrying frame pivotally connected at its top to the top of the support frame. The carrying frame has support arms for holding a container. The support frame is generally upright with the carrying frame folded adjacent the support frame when the carrier is in a container carrying position on the truck chassis, the center of gravity of a carried container located forwardly of the rear wheels of the truck. The support frame extends rearwardly with the carrying frame unfolded when the carrier is in a container pick-up position. In the pick-up position, the support arms on the carrying frame are located past the rear end of the truck chassis and extend rearwardly therefrom to engage a container on the ground. Moving means move the support and carrying frames between the carrying position and the pick-up position.05-14-2009
20090206648Hydraulic system - A hydraulic system useful in combination with a hoist for raising or lowering a truck bed to and from a truck frame, including safely and controllably lowering said truck bed to said truck frame by gravity alone, is provided.08-20-2009
20080272641Dump Vehicle - A dump vehicle comprising a chassis and a dump bed with a cylinder laterally constrained by a stabilizer. The cylinder is supported on a support structure and pivotably connected thereto and to the dump bed. The stabilizer includes a retainer extending at least partially around the cylinder and having arms extending downwardly from the retainer and outwardly from the cylinder. The stabilizer constrains the cylinder laterally, at least partially absorbing side loads imposed on the cylinder.11-06-2008
20120274121TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - In case a burden is discharged from a vessel (11-01-2012
20110233986DUMPING VEHICLE - A dumping vehicle with a dump bed for holding and dumping material is disclosed. Embodiments include a coupler for coupling the dump bed with a tractor and a linkage connecting the dump bed and coupler, the linkage maintaining the orientation of the coupler steady during dumping. Embodiments include a linkage, dump bed and coupler forming a quadrilateral that deforms during dumping. The linkage can include two arms of different lengths, each pivotally connected to the dump bed and the coupler. In alternate embodiments, the dump bed and a rear support connect at a physical pivot location and the dump bed rotates about a location that is different from the physical pivot location and can rotate about a location that moves. The hinge assembly can include two hinge arms of different lengths that move the dump bed sill rearward and upward as the forward end of the dump bed is raised.09-29-2011
20090200853Mid-sized side dump trailer - A mid-sized side dump trailer comprising a wheeled frame having a pair of wheels supporting the rearward end thereof and a steerable front wheel assembly of the forward end thereof with a forwardly extending tongue extending from the front wheel assembly for connection to a small vehicle such as a utility terrain vehicle, an all terrain vehicle or a small tractor. The small side dump body may be pivoted to either the first side of the trailer or to the second side of the trailer.08-13-2009
20100084908AUTOMATED DUMP BODY TIP CONTROL FOR ADTS TO TIP MATERIAL WITH STABILITY AND SPREAD MATERIAL - An articulated vehicle is provided including a system for controlling the rate and stability of unloading of material supported by the articulated vehicle.04-08-2010
20100194174TRACTOR - A tractor for hauling concrete and similar materials at a construction site. The tractor includes an engine powering two pumps connected in series. The two pumps providing hydraulic pressure to: independently power each of a plurality of wheels; to rotate at least one of the wheels to provide steering to the tractor; to raise and lower a bucket; and to release and close a latch for a gate connected to the bucket.08-05-2010
20090115238Truck Bed Lifting Device and Method - A lifting device mounted to a bed of a pickup truck is provided. The lifting device includes a lifting frame that includes first and second booms with a beam therebetween. The ends of the boom opposite the beam pivot with respect to the bed at pivot locations between the wheel wells and the tailgate. Trusses are mounted around each of the wheel wells along the sides of the bed. Hydraulic cylinders are mounted over the wheel wells between the frames and booms. The hydraulic cylinders are operated to urge the lifting frame to pivot with respect to the bed between a first position and a second position to move objects into and out of the bed. In the first position the beam extends over the truck and each boom extends over a respective one of the wheel wells. In the second position the beam extends behind the truck.05-07-2009
20090102273Hydraulic Drive Device for Vertical Pivoting Movement of Load Carrying Platform - [Problems] To simplify switching control of a directional control valve and to simplify the structure of a directional control valve for controlling operation of a hoist cylinder.04-23-2009
20110175427TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - In the course of largely tilting a vessel (07-21-2011
20090218875TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - A branch line branching from midway of a hydraulic conduit or each of actuator side oil passages to connect a bottom side oil chamber of a hoist cylinder to a tank is provided to the hydraulic conduit or each of the actuator side oil passages. A manual operation valve for variably adjusting the flow rate in accordance with the operation of a lever handle is provided in the branch line. Maintenance work is performed with an engine stopped in this state. Subsequently, when a vessel is lowered onto a vehicle body, hydraulic oil can be discharged through the branch line from the bottom side oil chamber of the hoist cylinder to the tank by opening the manual operation valve, so that the hoist cylinder can be automatically contracted.09-03-2009
20090058171HOIST - A hoist capable of raising and lowering a truck bed to and from a truck frame. In certain example embodiments, a scissor-type hoist having a hydraulic cylinder base pivot located to improve hoist lift efficiency.03-05-2009
20080315664HOIST - A hoist, for example, capable of use for raising and lowering a truck bed to and from a truck frame. In certain embodiments, a scissor-type hoist having a hydraulic cylinder pivot located to improve hoist lift efficiency (e.g., thereby exhibiting improved hoist lift capabilities).12-25-2008
20100019561HOIST EMPLOYING A MULTIPLE PISTON CYLINDER - A hoist is provided, which includes a hoist frame, a torque arm coupled to the hoist frame, and a lift arm coupled to the torque arm. The hoist also has a cylinder operatively coupled with the torque arm. The cylinder includes a cylinder shaft with multiple pistons disposed on the cylinder shaft. The multiple pistons define multiple piston chambers within the cylinder where, during operation of the hoist, the multiple pistons simultaneously operate to effect operation of the hoist.01-28-2010
298022000 Jack-knife linkage actuated by hydraulic means 2
20090121536Waste container carrier - A container carrier having a support frame pivotally connected at its bottom end to a truck chassis and a carrying frame pivotally connected at its top to the top of the support frame. The carrying frame has support arms for holding a container. The support frame is generally upright with the carrying frame folded adjacent the support frame when the carrier is in a container carrying position on the truck chassis, the center of gravity of a carried container located forwardly of the rear wheels of the truck. The support frame extends rearwardly with the carrying frame unfolded when the carrier is in a container pick-up position. In the pick-up position, the support arms on the carrying frame are located past the rear end of the truck chassis and extend rearwardly therefrom to engage a container on the ground. Moving means move the support and carrying frames between the carrying position and the pick-up position.05-14-2009
20090206648Hydraulic system - A hydraulic system useful in combination with a hoist for raising or lowering a truck bed to and from a truck frame, including safely and controllably lowering said truck bed to said truck frame by gravity alone, is provided.08-20-2009
20080272641Dump Vehicle - A dump vehicle comprising a chassis and a dump bed with a cylinder laterally constrained by a stabilizer. The cylinder is supported on a support structure and pivotably connected thereto and to the dump bed. The stabilizer includes a retainer extending at least partially around the cylinder and having arms extending downwardly from the retainer and outwardly from the cylinder. The stabilizer constrains the cylinder laterally, at least partially absorbing side loads imposed on the cylinder.11-06-2008
20120274121TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - In case a burden is discharged from a vessel (11-01-2012
20110233986DUMPING VEHICLE - A dumping vehicle with a dump bed for holding and dumping material is disclosed. Embodiments include a coupler for coupling the dump bed with a tractor and a linkage connecting the dump bed and coupler, the linkage maintaining the orientation of the coupler steady during dumping. Embodiments include a linkage, dump bed and coupler forming a quadrilateral that deforms during dumping. The linkage can include two arms of different lengths, each pivotally connected to the dump bed and the coupler. In alternate embodiments, the dump bed and a rear support connect at a physical pivot location and the dump bed rotates about a location that is different from the physical pivot location and can rotate about a location that moves. The hinge assembly can include two hinge arms of different lengths that move the dump bed sill rearward and upward as the forward end of the dump bed is raised.09-29-2011
20090200853Mid-sized side dump trailer - A mid-sized side dump trailer comprising a wheeled frame having a pair of wheels supporting the rearward end thereof and a steerable front wheel assembly of the forward end thereof with a forwardly extending tongue extending from the front wheel assembly for connection to a small vehicle such as a utility terrain vehicle, an all terrain vehicle or a small tractor. The small side dump body may be pivoted to either the first side of the trailer or to the second side of the trailer.08-13-2009
20100084908AUTOMATED DUMP BODY TIP CONTROL FOR ADTS TO TIP MATERIAL WITH STABILITY AND SPREAD MATERIAL - An articulated vehicle is provided including a system for controlling the rate and stability of unloading of material supported by the articulated vehicle.04-08-2010
20100194174TRACTOR - A tractor for hauling concrete and similar materials at a construction site. The tractor includes an engine powering two pumps connected in series. The two pumps providing hydraulic pressure to: independently power each of a plurality of wheels; to rotate at least one of the wheels to provide steering to the tractor; to raise and lower a bucket; and to release and close a latch for a gate connected to the bucket.08-05-2010
20090115238Truck Bed Lifting Device and Method - A lifting device mounted to a bed of a pickup truck is provided. The lifting device includes a lifting frame that includes first and second booms with a beam therebetween. The ends of the boom opposite the beam pivot with respect to the bed at pivot locations between the wheel wells and the tailgate. Trusses are mounted around each of the wheel wells along the sides of the bed. Hydraulic cylinders are mounted over the wheel wells between the frames and booms. The hydraulic cylinders are operated to urge the lifting frame to pivot with respect to the bed between a first position and a second position to move objects into and out of the bed. In the first position the beam extends over the truck and each boom extends over a respective one of the wheel wells. In the second position the beam extends behind the truck.05-07-2009
20090102273Hydraulic Drive Device for Vertical Pivoting Movement of Load Carrying Platform - [Problems] To simplify switching control of a directional control valve and to simplify the structure of a directional control valve for controlling operation of a hoist cylinder.04-23-2009
20110175427TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - In the course of largely tilting a vessel (07-21-2011
20090218875TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - A branch line branching from midway of a hydraulic conduit or each of actuator side oil passages to connect a bottom side oil chamber of a hoist cylinder to a tank is provided to the hydraulic conduit or each of the actuator side oil passages. A manual operation valve for variably adjusting the flow rate in accordance with the operation of a lever handle is provided in the branch line. Maintenance work is performed with an engine stopped in this state. Subsequently, when a vessel is lowered onto a vehicle body, hydraulic oil can be discharged through the branch line from the bottom side oil chamber of the hoist cylinder to the tank by opening the manual operation valve, so that the hoist cylinder can be automatically contracted.09-03-2009
20090058171HOIST - A hoist capable of raising and lowering a truck bed to and from a truck frame. In certain example embodiments, a scissor-type hoist having a hydraulic cylinder base pivot located to improve hoist lift efficiency.03-05-2009
20080315664HOIST - A hoist, for example, capable of use for raising and lowering a truck bed to and from a truck frame. In certain embodiments, a scissor-type hoist having a hydraulic cylinder pivot located to improve hoist lift efficiency (e.g., thereby exhibiting improved hoist lift capabilities).12-25-2008
20100019561HOIST EMPLOYING A MULTIPLE PISTON CYLINDER - A hoist is provided, which includes a hoist frame, a torque arm coupled to the hoist frame, and a lift arm coupled to the torque arm. The hoist also has a cylinder operatively coupled with the torque arm. The cylinder includes a cylinder shaft with multiple pistons disposed on the cylinder shaft. The multiple pistons define multiple piston chambers within the cylinder where, during operation of the hoist, the multiple pistons simultaneously operate to effect operation of the hoist.01-28-2010
298022000 Plural, simultaneously operated fluid cylinder means 1
20090121536Waste container carrier - A container carrier having a support frame pivotally connected at its bottom end to a truck chassis and a carrying frame pivotally connected at its top to the top of the support frame. The carrying frame has support arms for holding a container. The support frame is generally upright with the carrying frame folded adjacent the support frame when the carrier is in a container carrying position on the truck chassis, the center of gravity of a carried container located forwardly of the rear wheels of the truck. The support frame extends rearwardly with the carrying frame unfolded when the carrier is in a container pick-up position. In the pick-up position, the support arms on the carrying frame are located past the rear end of the truck chassis and extend rearwardly therefrom to engage a container on the ground. Moving means move the support and carrying frames between the carrying position and the pick-up position.05-14-2009
20090206648Hydraulic system - A hydraulic system useful in combination with a hoist for raising or lowering a truck bed to and from a truck frame, including safely and controllably lowering said truck bed to said truck frame by gravity alone, is provided.08-20-2009
20080272641Dump Vehicle - A dump vehicle comprising a chassis and a dump bed with a cylinder laterally constrained by a stabilizer. The cylinder is supported on a support structure and pivotably connected thereto and to the dump bed. The stabilizer includes a retainer extending at least partially around the cylinder and having arms extending downwardly from the retainer and outwardly from the cylinder. The stabilizer constrains the cylinder laterally, at least partially absorbing side loads imposed on the cylinder.11-06-2008
20120274121TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - In case a burden is discharged from a vessel (11-01-2012
20110233986DUMPING VEHICLE - A dumping vehicle with a dump bed for holding and dumping material is disclosed. Embodiments include a coupler for coupling the dump bed with a tractor and a linkage connecting the dump bed and coupler, the linkage maintaining the orientation of the coupler steady during dumping. Embodiments include a linkage, dump bed and coupler forming a quadrilateral that deforms during dumping. The linkage can include two arms of different lengths, each pivotally connected to the dump bed and the coupler. In alternate embodiments, the dump bed and a rear support connect at a physical pivot location and the dump bed rotates about a location that is different from the physical pivot location and can rotate about a location that moves. The hinge assembly can include two hinge arms of different lengths that move the dump bed sill rearward and upward as the forward end of the dump bed is raised.09-29-2011
20090200853Mid-sized side dump trailer - A mid-sized side dump trailer comprising a wheeled frame having a pair of wheels supporting the rearward end thereof and a steerable front wheel assembly of the forward end thereof with a forwardly extending tongue extending from the front wheel assembly for connection to a small vehicle such as a utility terrain vehicle, an all terrain vehicle or a small tractor. The small side dump body may be pivoted to either the first side of the trailer or to the second side of the trailer.08-13-2009
20100084908AUTOMATED DUMP BODY TIP CONTROL FOR ADTS TO TIP MATERIAL WITH STABILITY AND SPREAD MATERIAL - An articulated vehicle is provided including a system for controlling the rate and stability of unloading of material supported by the articulated vehicle.04-08-2010
20100194174TRACTOR - A tractor for hauling concrete and similar materials at a construction site. The tractor includes an engine powering two pumps connected in series. The two pumps providing hydraulic pressure to: independently power each of a plurality of wheels; to rotate at least one of the wheels to provide steering to the tractor; to raise and lower a bucket; and to release and close a latch for a gate connected to the bucket.08-05-2010
20090115238Truck Bed Lifting Device and Method - A lifting device mounted to a bed of a pickup truck is provided. The lifting device includes a lifting frame that includes first and second booms with a beam therebetween. The ends of the boom opposite the beam pivot with respect to the bed at pivot locations between the wheel wells and the tailgate. Trusses are mounted around each of the wheel wells along the sides of the bed. Hydraulic cylinders are mounted over the wheel wells between the frames and booms. The hydraulic cylinders are operated to urge the lifting frame to pivot with respect to the bed between a first position and a second position to move objects into and out of the bed. In the first position the beam extends over the truck and each boom extends over a respective one of the wheel wells. In the second position the beam extends behind the truck.05-07-2009
20090102273Hydraulic Drive Device for Vertical Pivoting Movement of Load Carrying Platform - [Problems] To simplify switching control of a directional control valve and to simplify the structure of a directional control valve for controlling operation of a hoist cylinder.04-23-2009
20110175427TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - In the course of largely tilting a vessel (07-21-2011
20090218875TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - A branch line branching from midway of a hydraulic conduit or each of actuator side oil passages to connect a bottom side oil chamber of a hoist cylinder to a tank is provided to the hydraulic conduit or each of the actuator side oil passages. A manual operation valve for variably adjusting the flow rate in accordance with the operation of a lever handle is provided in the branch line. Maintenance work is performed with an engine stopped in this state. Subsequently, when a vessel is lowered onto a vehicle body, hydraulic oil can be discharged through the branch line from the bottom side oil chamber of the hoist cylinder to the tank by opening the manual operation valve, so that the hoist cylinder can be automatically contracted.09-03-2009
20090058171HOIST - A hoist capable of raising and lowering a truck bed to and from a truck frame. In certain example embodiments, a scissor-type hoist having a hydraulic cylinder base pivot located to improve hoist lift efficiency.03-05-2009
20080315664HOIST - A hoist, for example, capable of use for raising and lowering a truck bed to and from a truck frame. In certain embodiments, a scissor-type hoist having a hydraulic cylinder pivot located to improve hoist lift efficiency (e.g., thereby exhibiting improved hoist lift capabilities).12-25-2008
20100019561HOIST EMPLOYING A MULTIPLE PISTON CYLINDER - A hoist is provided, which includes a hoist frame, a torque arm coupled to the hoist frame, and a lift arm coupled to the torque arm. The hoist also has a cylinder operatively coupled with the torque arm. The cylinder includes a cylinder shaft with multiple pistons disposed on the cylinder shaft. The multiple pistons define multiple piston chambers within the cylinder where, during operation of the hoist, the multiple pistons simultaneously operate to effect operation of the hoist.01-28-2010
298019000 Booster device for initial tilting movement 1
20100327649METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE COMPRISING A DUMP BODY - A method for controlling a vehicle including a dump body includes automatically monitoring the contents of the dump body during an elevating motion, determining when the dump body has reached a predefined condition during the elevating motion, and controlling the vehicle when it is determined that the dump body has reached the predefined condition.12-30-2010
20130069417COMPOSITE BODIED TRAILER - A dump bed assembly (03-21-2013
20130062926TRAVEL DRIVE DEVICE FOR DUMP TRUCK - There are provided an axle housing, a rotational shaft provided to axially extend in a spindle of the axle housing, a wheel mounting cylinder which is mounted on an outer peripheral side of the spindle through wheel support bearings and to which wheels are mounted, and a planetary gear reduction mechanism for decelerating rotation of the rotational shaft, which is transmitted to the wheel mounting cylinder. A carrier forming a part of the planetary gear reduction mechanism is mounted in a non-rotating state on an open end side of the spindle. A cylindrical coupling member is provided between the spindle and the carrier, and provided with an axial one side outer periphery splined-coupled to an open end inner peripheral side of the spindle and an axial other side outer periphery spline-coupled to an inner peripheral side of the carrier.03-14-2013
20110031802HOIST EMPLOYING A MULTIPLE PISTON CYLINDER - A vehicle includes a vehicle chassis, a load support body connected to the chassis and movable between a lowered position and a raised position, and a hoist operable to forcibly move the load support body from the lowered position to the raised position. The hoist includes a cylinder and a pressurized drive fluid supply system. The cylinder includes a housing assembly and a shaft assembly. The housing assembly defines first and second cylinder chambers separated by a center cap. The shaft assembly is slidably mounted in the housing assembly and includes a shaft and first and second pistons affixed to the shaft at axially spaced apart locations along the shaft. The first piston is disposed in the first cylinder chamber and the second piston is disposed in the second cylinder chamber. The pressurized drive fluid supply system is operable to supply a pressurized fluid into each of the first and second cylinder chambers to forcibly extend the shaft assembly relative to the housing assembly in an extension direction to forcibly move the load support body from the lowered position to the raised position. The cylinder is configured such that, when the shaft assembly is fully extended, a volume of the pressurized drive fluid in the second cylinder chamber exerts an offset force on the center cap in a direction opposite the extension direction to offset axially expansive counter-forces on the cylinder housing.02-10-2011
20130221729TRAY ASSEMBLY - A tray assembly including a tray having a base, a pair of side walls spaced apart between a pair of end walls, the walls extending away from the base to define a space to receive material to be towed; the tray being supported by a frame, the frame having a pair of side rails spaced apart between a pair of end rails to form a generally rectangular shape, the frame includes a carriage to mount said frame to a structure. Each side rail having a series of spaced apart rollers adapted to engage corresponding guides located on said tray, respective rollers and guides are operatively associated with each other to assist movement of said tray with respect to said frame.08-29-2013
20080211289Self-Propelled Trailer - A trailer having a support frame supported by at least two drive wheels, a drive system configured to selectively rotate the at least two drive wheels, a dump frame associated with the support frame and pivotable with respect to the support frame, a steering system having at least one steerable wheel located forward of the at least two drive wheels, and an extendable tail carried by the dump frame, the extendable tail being selectively extendable from a rear of the dump frame is disclosed.09-04-2008
20110198912MOBILE BASE FOR REDUCING LATERAL PRESSURE OF THE BODY LIFT CYLINDER OF A DUMP BODY - Disclosed is an equipment of the type comprising a frame on which is mounted a dump body liftable by means of a body lift cylinder having two opposite ends, a first one of these ends being connected to the frame and the other one to the dump body in order to lift it up when the cylinder is extended. This equipment is characterized in that the first end of the cylinder connected to the frame is mounted on a mobile base which is fixed onto the frame in such a manner as to have some liberty of transversal inclination and thus to allow the cylinder to extend in a constant straight line even if a lateral torsion is applied onto the cylinder by the dump body when said dump body is lifted up.08-18-2011
298023000 With cover or endgate control 4
20110025117Universal Tailgate Assembly - An exemplary embodiment provides a universal tailgate assembly for a truck dump body having a pair of opposing sidewalls and an open rear-end. The universal tailgate assembly comprises a pair of pivot connector assemblies being configured to mount to the sidewalls of the truck dump body and a pair of opposing sidearms configured to adjustably couple thereto the pair of pivot connector assemblies. Each sidearm includes a connection flange oriented in a direction opposite a respective adjacent sidewall of the truck dump body. The assembly includes a tailgate supported by the pair of opposing sidearms. The tailgate has a center portion and extension sections on opposing sides of the center portion. A respective one extension section is adjustably coupled to and overlapping the connection flange of a corresponding sidearms wherein the extension sections extend beyond the sidewalls of the truck dump body.02-03-2011
20090146488DOUBLE CYLINDER ASSEMBLY FOR RAISING AND LOWERING A DUMP TRUCK TAILGATE - A mechanism raises and lowers a tailgate provided on a dump box of a dump truck, trailer, or similar vehicle. The dump box has an open end and is supported on the frame for movement between a lowered position for storing and transporting items and a raised position for dumping the items out of the dump box. A tailgate is supported on the bump box for movement between a closed position, wherein the tailgate closes the open rear end of the dump box, and an opened position, wherein the tailgate is spaced away from the open end of the dump box. A double cylinder assembly extends between the dump box and the tailgate for selectively moving the tailgate between the closed and opened positions.06-11-2009
20120205962Truck body for hauling extremely cohesive homogenous materials - A truck body that efficiently hauls homogeneous and cohesive materials that typically coagulate and adhere together in one consolidated mass. The adhesion of this consolidated mass to the surface of the truck body is minimized and the build up of “carryback” is effectively prevented during haul cycles. Hauled amalgamated materials are dumped from the truck body such that the amalgamation breaks up and is safely dumped. One typical material that displays such a coagulated conglomerate massing is “oil sands” from which oil is extracted. A non-stick surface is provided on the truck body to overcome the natural adhesiveness displayed by this material and, when being dumped from a truck body, provides a means to assist in releasing the material from the truck body without leaving significant “carryback” that tends to build up over haul cycles. Plus, the body design encourages the material to break up as it is dumped.08-16-2012
20130257135NON-CIRCULAR CYLINDER ASSEMBLY FOR RAISING AND LOWERING A DUMP TRUCK TAILGATE - An apparatus includes a dump box having an open end and a tailgate supported on the dump box for movement between a closed position, wherein the tailgate closes the open rear end of the dump box, and an opened position, wherein the tailgate is spaced away from the open end of the dump box. A cylinder assembly extends between the dump box and the tailgate. The cylinder assembly includes a cylinder and a piston that is able to move relative to the cylinder for selectively moving the tailgate between the closed and opened positions. The cylinder assembly has a cross-sectional shape that is non-circular.10-03-2013
298023000 Motor operated endgate opening means 1
20110025117Universal Tailgate Assembly - An exemplary embodiment provides a universal tailgate assembly for a truck dump body having a pair of opposing sidewalls and an open rear-end. The universal tailgate assembly comprises a pair of pivot connector assemblies being configured to mount to the sidewalls of the truck dump body and a pair of opposing sidearms configured to adjustably couple thereto the pair of pivot connector assemblies. Each sidearm includes a connection flange oriented in a direction opposite a respective adjacent sidewall of the truck dump body. The assembly includes a tailgate supported by the pair of opposing sidearms. The tailgate has a center portion and extension sections on opposing sides of the center portion. A respective one extension section is adjustably coupled to and overlapping the connection flange of a corresponding sidearms wherein the extension sections extend beyond the sidewalls of the truck dump body.02-03-2011
20090146488DOUBLE CYLINDER ASSEMBLY FOR RAISING AND LOWERING A DUMP TRUCK TAILGATE - A mechanism raises and lowers a tailgate provided on a dump box of a dump truck, trailer, or similar vehicle. The dump box has an open end and is supported on the frame for movement between a lowered position for storing and transporting items and a raised position for dumping the items out of the dump box. A tailgate is supported on the bump box for movement between a closed position, wherein the tailgate closes the open rear end of the dump box, and an opened position, wherein the tailgate is spaced away from the open end of the dump box. A double cylinder assembly extends between the dump box and the tailgate for selectively moving the tailgate between the closed and opened positions.06-11-2009
20120205962Truck body for hauling extremely cohesive homogenous materials - A truck body that efficiently hauls homogeneous and cohesive materials that typically coagulate and adhere together in one consolidated mass. The adhesion of this consolidated mass to the surface of the truck body is minimized and the build up of “carryback” is effectively prevented during haul cycles. Hauled amalgamated materials are dumped from the truck body such that the amalgamation breaks up and is safely dumped. One typical material that displays such a coagulated conglomerate massing is “oil sands” from which oil is extracted. A non-stick surface is provided on the truck body to overcome the natural adhesiveness displayed by this material and, when being dumped from a truck body, provides a means to assist in releasing the material from the truck body without leaving significant “carryback” that tends to build up over haul cycles. Plus, the body design encourages the material to break up as it is dumped.08-16-2012
20130257135NON-CIRCULAR CYLINDER ASSEMBLY FOR RAISING AND LOWERING A DUMP TRUCK TAILGATE - An apparatus includes a dump box having an open end and a tailgate supported on the dump box for movement between a closed position, wherein the tailgate closes the open rear end of the dump box, and an opened position, wherein the tailgate is spaced away from the open end of the dump box. A cylinder assembly extends between the dump box and the tailgate. The cylinder assembly includes a cylinder and a piston that is able to move relative to the cylinder for selectively moving the tailgate between the closed and opened positions. The cylinder assembly has a cross-sectional shape that is non-circular.10-03-2013
298023000 Automatic, positive, non-motor endgate opening means 1
20110025117Universal Tailgate Assembly - An exemplary embodiment provides a universal tailgate assembly for a truck dump body having a pair of opposing sidewalls and an open rear-end. The universal tailgate assembly comprises a pair of pivot connector assemblies being configured to mount to the sidewalls of the truck dump body and a pair of opposing sidearms configured to adjustably couple thereto the pair of pivot connector assemblies. Each sidearm includes a connection flange oriented in a direction opposite a respective adjacent sidewall of the truck dump body. The assembly includes a tailgate supported by the pair of opposing sidearms. The tailgate has a center portion and extension sections on opposing sides of the center portion. A respective one extension section is adjustably coupled to and overlapping the connection flange of a corresponding sidearms wherein the extension sections extend beyond the sidewalls of the truck dump body.02-03-2011
20090146488DOUBLE CYLINDER ASSEMBLY FOR RAISING AND LOWERING A DUMP TRUCK TAILGATE - A mechanism raises and lowers a tailgate provided on a dump box of a dump truck, trailer, or similar vehicle. The dump box has an open end and is supported on the frame for movement between a lowered position for storing and transporting items and a raised position for dumping the items out of the dump box. A tailgate is supported on the bump box for movement between a closed position, wherein the tailgate closes the open rear end of the dump box, and an opened position, wherein the tailgate is spaced away from the open end of the dump box. A double cylinder assembly extends between the dump box and the tailgate for selectively moving the tailgate between the closed and opened positions.06-11-2009
20120205962Truck body for hauling extremely cohesive homogenous materials - A truck body that efficiently hauls homogeneous and cohesive materials that typically coagulate and adhere together in one consolidated mass. The adhesion of this consolidated mass to the surface of the truck body is minimized and the build up of “carryback” is effectively prevented during haul cycles. Hauled amalgamated materials are dumped from the truck body such that the amalgamation breaks up and is safely dumped. One typical material that displays such a coagulated conglomerate massing is “oil sands” from which oil is extracted. A non-stick surface is provided on the truck body to overcome the natural adhesiveness displayed by this material and, when being dumped from a truck body, provides a means to assist in releasing the material from the truck body without leaving significant “carryback” that tends to build up over haul cycles. Plus, the body design encourages the material to break up as it is dumped.08-16-2012
20130257135NON-CIRCULAR CYLINDER ASSEMBLY FOR RAISING AND LOWERING A DUMP TRUCK TAILGATE - An apparatus includes a dump box having an open end and a tailgate supported on the dump box for movement between a closed position, wherein the tailgate closes the open rear end of the dump box, and an opened position, wherein the tailgate is spaced away from the open end of the dump box. A cylinder assembly extends between the dump box and the tailgate. The cylinder assembly includes a cylinder and a piston that is able to move relative to the cylinder for selectively moving the tailgate between the closed and opened positions. The cylinder assembly has a cross-sectional shape that is non-circular.10-03-2013
298023000 Miscellaneous tilting trucks 1
20110025117Universal Tailgate Assembly - An exemplary embodiment provides a universal tailgate assembly for a truck dump body having a pair of opposing sidewalls and an open rear-end. The universal tailgate assembly comprises a pair of pivot connector assemblies being configured to mount to the sidewalls of the truck dump body and a pair of opposing sidearms configured to adjustably couple thereto the pair of pivot connector assemblies. Each sidearm includes a connection flange oriented in a direction opposite a respective adjacent sidewall of the truck dump body. The assembly includes a tailgate supported by the pair of opposing sidearms. The tailgate has a center portion and extension sections on opposing sides of the center portion. A respective one extension section is adjustably coupled to and overlapping the connection flange of a corresponding sidearms wherein the extension sections extend beyond the sidewalls of the truck dump body.02-03-2011
20090146488DOUBLE CYLINDER ASSEMBLY FOR RAISING AND LOWERING A DUMP TRUCK TAILGATE - A mechanism raises and lowers a tailgate provided on a dump box of a dump truck, trailer, or similar vehicle. The dump box has an open end and is supported on the frame for movement between a lowered position for storing and transporting items and a raised position for dumping the items out of the dump box. A tailgate is supported on the bump box for movement between a closed position, wherein the tailgate closes the open rear end of the dump box, and an opened position, wherein the tailgate is spaced away from the open end of the dump box. A double cylinder assembly extends between the dump box and the tailgate for selectively moving the tailgate between the closed and opened positions.06-11-2009
20120205962Truck body for hauling extremely cohesive homogenous materials - A truck body that efficiently hauls homogeneous and cohesive materials that typically coagulate and adhere together in one consolidated mass. The adhesion of this consolidated mass to the surface of the truck body is minimized and the build up of “carryback” is effectively prevented during haul cycles. Hauled amalgamated materials are dumped from the truck body such that the amalgamation breaks up and is safely dumped. One typical material that displays such a coagulated conglomerate massing is “oil sands” from which oil is extracted. A non-stick surface is provided on the truck body to overcome the natural adhesiveness displayed by this material and, when being dumped from a truck body, provides a means to assist in releasing the material from the truck body without leaving significant “carryback” that tends to build up over haul cycles. Plus, the body design encourages the material to break up as it is dumped.08-16-2012
20130257135NON-CIRCULAR CYLINDER ASSEMBLY FOR RAISING AND LOWERING A DUMP TRUCK TAILGATE - An apparatus includes a dump box having an open end and a tailgate supported on the dump box for movement between a closed position, wherein the tailgate closes the open rear end of the dump box, and an opened position, wherein the tailgate is spaced away from the open end of the dump box. A cylinder assembly extends between the dump box and the tailgate. The cylinder assembly includes a cylinder and a piston that is able to move relative to the cylinder for selectively moving the tailgate between the closed and opened positions. The cylinder assembly has a cross-sectional shape that is non-circular.10-03-2013
298017000 Brace or prop to support tilted load body 3
20130088067Body for Dump Truck - [Problem] To realize a body 04-11-2013
20130069416Dump Truck - To provide a dump truck capable of assuring a large authorized payload weight while inhibiting spilling of an object under haulage over parts of side walls. A dump truck is provided on a frame 03-21-2013
20090236897Vehicle having loading and unloading capabilities - A rear loading cargo carrying wheeled vehicle includes a pair of container lifts for moving shipping containers between a container support platform on the vehicle and an unloaded position behind the vehicle. Each lift typically includes a pivot arm pivotally mounted on the vehicle, a telescoping arm telescopically mounted on the pivot arm, and a container engaging support member mounted on the telescoping arm for engaging and supporting the containers. A platform lift is provided for lowering the platform during the loading operation to provide greater stability. The container support platform includes a forward section and tail section which is movable relative to the forward section to provide greater clearance for loading and unloading the container. Guide walls along either side of the platform guide misaligned containers onto the platform. The container lifts are configured for loading and unloading one or more containers onto and from the platform.09-24-2009
20080211288Equipment and supplies lift accessory - An accessory for use in conjunction with a utility vehicle for the lifting and hauling of equipment and supplies, including an integrated platform base, either of a grid work of supporting frames and rods, or of a solid platform type, having upright columns and bracings for support, with a hooked configuration extending forwardly from the upper end of the upright columns, formed of a series of structural member and rods, for securement onto the upper edge of the tailgate or back wall of the bin or carrier of a utility vehicle. Structural support through the use of further rods can connect onto a portion of the accessory, and be fastened structurally to the front of the utility vehicle to add additional strength to the accessory during usage.09-04-2008
20110204698DUMPER WITH HEATABLE BODY - A dumper with a dump body includes at least one heating system for heating and/or warming up the body, wherein the heat transfer medium of the heating circuit is a liquid carrier medium.08-25-2011
20100001573TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - An upper cross beam 01-07-2010
20080303336Dump truck - The present invention relates to a dump truck or large mining truck, comprising a dump body for the transport of overburden or the like, a first hydraulic circuit having a first pump device for the actuation of the dump body as well as a second hydraulic circuit having a second pump device for the actuation of a steering and/or of a braking device of the dumper truck chassis and/or an auxiliary truck element. In accordance with the invention, the said first, second and/or a further hydraulic circuit having are connected to one another by a valve device which is controlled by a control device such that the plurality of hydraulic circuits cooperate in an unloading mode and actuate the dump body together and, on the other hand, the hydraulic circuits work separately in a travel mode so that the second hydraulic circuit and/or any further hydraulic circuit is separated from the dump body and its actuator device. The performance of the pump devices are added so-to-say by the combination of the hydraulic circuits, whereby a fast unloading of the dump body can be achieved despite the huge load. On the other hand, the valve device can uncouple the hydraulic circuits from one another, whereby the second hydraulic circuit can be utilized specifically only for the steering and/or the braking device in the travel mode.12-11-2008
20110163588Self Propelled Transport Device - A transport device has a chassis with a front end and a rear end. The device has a continuous track supporting the chassis above a surface configured to move the chassis along the surface. A handle extends from the front end or rear end of the chassis and has a grip section positioned to be gripped by a user walking ahead of or behind the chassis. A motor is coupled and arranged to drive the continuous track and is operable by a user manipulating the handle. The worktop can be reconfigurable to at least two optional arrangements having different storage or support capabilities. The worktop can also be interchangeable with other different worktops having different storage or support capabilities.07-07-2011
20110187178Vehicular Utility Bed Having Locking Assembly And Vehicles Including Same - A utility bed includes a bed frame, a bed floor, a sidewall, and a locking mechanism. The bed floor is pivotally coupled with the bed frame and is pivotable between an upright position and a cargo support position. The sidewall comprises a door portion and a wall portion. The door portion is pivotally coupled with the bed floor and pivotable between a closed position and an opened position. The locking mechanism is associated with the sidewall. The locking mechanism is configured to retain the bed floor in the upright position with the door portion of the sidewall in the opened position. Vehicles including a utility bed are also provided.08-04-2011
20120153705Truck Body - A truck body includes a front wall, side walls, and a floor. The floor has panels disposed at predetermined angles from the horizontal that, with the other parts of the body, form a payload volume within the body. The floor also includes a tail panel disposed at a lesser angle from the horizontal to facilitate the shedding of the payload when dumping, and further to maintain the center of mass of the payload in a generally forward position during dumping.06-21-2012
20120119561RENDERING TRAILER WITH DUMP BOX HAVING A CENTER GATE - A rendering trailer includes a dump box with a center gate dividing the interior chamber of the trailer into forward and rearward compartments. A doorway is formed in the center gate to allow a person to pass therethrough to facilitate washing the forward and rearward compartments. A door is mounted on the center gate to open and close the doorway. The invention also includes a method of using the center gate and the gate itself.05-17-2012
20120181843OFF-ROAD VEHICLE HAVING A CARGO BOX - An off-road vehicle has a frame, at least four wheels, each including a tire, a seat, a steering assembly, an engine, and a cargo box pivotally mounted to the frame rearwardly of the seat. The cargo box includes a cargo box body having a front wall, a pair of side walls extending from the front wall, a first floor connected to a lower end of the front and the pair of side walls, and an at least partially opened rear side. A second floor is supported inside the cargo box body above the first floor. At least one tailgate selectively closes the at least partially opened rear side.07-19-2012
20110215633Multi-Position End Gate Assembly - An end gate assembly of a dump box comprises an end gate panel supported for pivotal movement about a lower pivot axis of a pair of lower latch assemblies in a first released position and about an upper pivot axis of a pair of upper latch assemblies in a second released position. A common actuator is arranged to release both upper latch assemblies in the first released position of the actuator and is arranged to release both lower latch assemblies in the second released position. The common actuator communicates between the latch assemblies on opposing sides of the end gate panel through a connecting member extending across the gate opening below a floor of the dump box.09-08-2011
20100231025ADJUSTABLE CRAWLER VEHICLE - A work vehicle has an operating cab, a power plant positioned adjacent to the operating cab, a pair of suspension members operable by the power plant and spaced apart in a lateral direction, and a load carrying member supported by the pair of suspension members. The vehicle further has an adjustable undercarriage frame that includes a housing having a predetermined shape and having a longitudinal axis thereof aligned with a longitudinal axis of the vehicle, the housing positioned intermediate the pair of suspension members, whereby each of the pair of suspension members is operatively mounted to a respective side of the housing. The adjustable undercarriage frame also provides for adjusting longitudinal position of the operating cab and the power plant and for adjusting lateral spacing between suspension members. Novel pivot assembly for rotating the load carrying member in order to discharge the load is also provided.09-16-2010
20100026079TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - Detection signals from lever sensor (02-04-2010
20130187435Dump Body - A dump body includes a front plate, a bottom plate integrally provided on a lower part of the front plate, and a pair of right and left side plates provided on sides of the front plate and the bottom plate. On a lower part of an outer surface of the front plate, a linear hollow lower rib extending in a right-left direction and a pair of right and left vertical ribs that are in communication with the lower rib at lower ends thereof are provided. An exhaust gas flow path of an exhaust gas is defined including an inner space of the lower rib and an inner space of the vertical ribs. The exhaust gas flow path is in communication a flow-path forming section of a box shape that allows the exhaust gas flowing in the exhaust gas flow path to go downward relative to the lower rib.07-25-2013
20110031801Expanded Size Sludge Vacuum Tanker - An extendable mobile fluid carrying apparatus including a first frame configured to couple to a tractor. A fluid container is coupled to the first frame and configured to rotate about a pivot device of the first frame. The container defines a closable orifice configured to decant a fluid from the container. A high-CFM blower is coupled to the container and configured to draw a vacuum. A lift mechanism is coupled to the first frame and the fluid container and configured to lift the fluid container to an angle greater than 45° relative to the first frame. A second frame is slidingly coupled to the first frame, with the second frame configured to extend away from the first frame a predetermined distance. The second frame includes a wheel set. The tractor may include a power takeoff mechanism coupled to a prime mover and to the blower.02-10-2011
20100213754Support Systems for a Truck - Support systems for a truck having a dump body and a scissors hoist are disclosed. In one embodiment, the scissors hoist is mechanically coupled to the truck at a lower pivot point, mechanically coupled to the dump body at an upper pivot point, and operable to raise and lower the dump body. The support system comprises a prop and a handle, wherein: the prop comprises a pivoting end and a support end, wherein the pivoting end is pivotally coupled to the lower pivot point and permits the prop to be raised and lowered, and, when the prop is raised, the support end is matingly coupled to the dump body at the upper pivot point so as to support the dump body; and the handle is mounted to the truck and mechanically coupled to the prop such that movement of the handle raises and lowers the prop.08-26-2010
20100060071ON DEMAND PROP ROD FOR UTILITY VEHICLE CARGO BOX - A prop rod for a utility vehicle cargo box has a first end pivotally connected to a frame member of the cargo box, and a second end slidable along a slot in a frame member of the utility vehicle. The slot has a downwardly directed notch at a rear portion thereof. The prop rod is biased to a disengaged position in which the second end or the prop rod cannot enter the notch. The prop rod is sufficiently flexible so that an operator can overcome the bias and move the prop rod to an engaged position in which the second end can enter the notch to hold up the cargo box in a raised position.03-11-2010
20100096903Trailer for the transportation by road of containers - The invention relates to a trailer for the transportation by road of cargo, such as containers. The trailer comprises a trailer frame; a tipping frame and lifting means which act on, on the one hand, the trailer frame and, on the other hand, the tipping frame. The trailer frame comprises a front zone which is located on coupling above a tractor unit and which is provided with a coupling member in order to effect coupling. The trailer frame also has a rear zone comprising three sets of wheels. An intermediate zone connects the front zone to the rear zone. The tipping frame extends along the trailer frame and is fastened, in the rear zone, to the trailer frame so as to hinge about a tipping axle. The trailer frame has a longitudinal beam and the tipping frame has two lateral beams. The central beam of the trailer frame is submerged between the lateral longitudinal beams of the tipping frame.04-22-2010
20120205961TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - Rear wheel tires of a vehicle body are spaced apart from each other in the vehicle width direction. A foreign object removing device is provided between an outer tire and an inner tire of the rear wheels on one side of the vehicle for removing foreign objects between the tires. The foreign object removing device includes a bar-shaped member inserted in a suspended state between the tires, and a shoe provided in a lower end side of the bar-shaped member to collide with foreign objects such as earth and sand, and stones getting in between the tires for flicking out the foreign objects from between the tires. The shoe is replaceably attached to the lower end side of the bar-shaped member by using a bolt. In a case where the shoe wears down, only the shoe is replaced.08-16-2012
20090045668MOWER PAYLOAD BIN AND SUPPORT STRUCTURE - The present invention is directed to a payload bin assembly that is stably coupled to zero-turn and non-zero-turn mowers alike. In various embodiments, the payload bin assembly is comprised of a durable payload support frame having a first end and a second end. A payload bin is pivotally coupled proximate the first end of the payload support frame. The payload support frame is supported at its first and second ends by a wheel-based support assembly and a mower-based support assembly, respectively.02-19-2009
20100045093Bed leveling system for dump truck - A bed leveling system for a dump truck to prevent an imbalance of the truck bed during unloading of material. The system controls the side to side tilt of the truck bed and returns that bed to a generally level orientation when the bed tilt exceeds a predetermined angle. The truck bed is pivotally affixed to the truck chassis through a hinge pin. Thus, the tilting of the dump bed is carried out by a hydraulic system that changes the tilt of the hinge pin. The leveling system includes a cylindrical tube that supports the hinge pin and which is rotatable with respect to the chassis. A roll cylinder rotates the cylindrical tube to change the tilt angle of the hinge pin. A tilt sensor senses the out of level orientation of the truck bed and activates the leveling system to bring the bed back to a generally level orientation.02-25-2010
20120001473Bed leveling system for dump truck - A bed leveling system for a dump truck to prevent an imbalance of the truck bed during unloading of material. The system controls the side to side tilt of the truck bed and returns that bed to a generally level orientation when the bed tilt exceeds a predetermined angle. The truck bed is pivotally affixed to the truck chassis through a hinge pin. Thus, the tilting of the dump bed is carried out by a hydraulic system that changes the tilt of the hinge pin. The leveling system includes a cylindrical tube that supports the hinge pin and which is rotatable with respect to the chassis. A roll cylinder rotates the cylindrical tube to change the tilt angle of the hinge pin. A tilt sensor senses the out of level orientation of the truck bed and activates the leveling system to bring the bed back to a generally level orientation.01-05-2012
20100045092 METHOD AND AN ARRANGEMENT FOR PREVENTING OVERTURNING A DUMP VEHICLE - A method for preventing overturning a dump vehicle, the vehicle including a forward vehicle section with a forward frame and a wheel axle supported by the frame. The dump vehicle further includes a rear vehicle section with a rear frame and at least one wheel axle supported by the frame. The dump vehicle further includes an articulation joint, which connects the forward frame and the rear frame and allows the forward frame and the rear frame to pivot in relation to each other about an axis extending in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle. During a tilting procedure for unloading material from a container of the dump vehicle, the method includes determining if there is a risk for a pair of wheels of the wheel axle of the forward vehicle section to lose ground contact or if the pair of wheels have already lost ground contact. A warning signal for preventing an uncontrolled rotation of the forward vehicle section relative to the rear vehicle section via the articulation joint is further established when it is determined that the wheels of the forward wheel axle have lost or are about to lose ground contact.02-25-2010
298017000 Vehicle includes means to stabilize or level body while dumping 3
20130088067Body for Dump Truck - [Problem] To realize a body 04-11-2013
20130069416Dump Truck - To provide a dump truck capable of assuring a large authorized payload weight while inhibiting spilling of an object under haulage over parts of side walls. A dump truck is provided on a frame 03-21-2013
20090236897Vehicle having loading and unloading capabilities - A rear loading cargo carrying wheeled vehicle includes a pair of container lifts for moving shipping containers between a container support platform on the vehicle and an unloaded position behind the vehicle. Each lift typically includes a pivot arm pivotally mounted on the vehicle, a telescoping arm telescopically mounted on the pivot arm, and a container engaging support member mounted on the telescoping arm for engaging and supporting the containers. A platform lift is provided for lowering the platform during the loading operation to provide greater stability. The container support platform includes a forward section and tail section which is movable relative to the forward section to provide greater clearance for loading and unloading the container. Guide walls along either side of the platform guide misaligned containers onto the platform. The container lifts are configured for loading and unloading one or more containers onto and from the platform.09-24-2009
20080211288Equipment and supplies lift accessory - An accessory for use in conjunction with a utility vehicle for the lifting and hauling of equipment and supplies, including an integrated platform base, either of a grid work of supporting frames and rods, or of a solid platform type, having upright columns and bracings for support, with a hooked configuration extending forwardly from the upper end of the upright columns, formed of a series of structural member and rods, for securement onto the upper edge of the tailgate or back wall of the bin or carrier of a utility vehicle. Structural support through the use of further rods can connect onto a portion of the accessory, and be fastened structurally to the front of the utility vehicle to add additional strength to the accessory during usage.09-04-2008
20110204698DUMPER WITH HEATABLE BODY - A dumper with a dump body includes at least one heating system for heating and/or warming up the body, wherein the heat transfer medium of the heating circuit is a liquid carrier medium.08-25-2011
20100001573TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - An upper cross beam 01-07-2010
20080303336Dump truck - The present invention relates to a dump truck or large mining truck, comprising a dump body for the transport of overburden or the like, a first hydraulic circuit having a first pump device for the actuation of the dump body as well as a second hydraulic circuit having a second pump device for the actuation of a steering and/or of a braking device of the dumper truck chassis and/or an auxiliary truck element. In accordance with the invention, the said first, second and/or a further hydraulic circuit having are connected to one another by a valve device which is controlled by a control device such that the plurality of hydraulic circuits cooperate in an unloading mode and actuate the dump body together and, on the other hand, the hydraulic circuits work separately in a travel mode so that the second hydraulic circuit and/or any further hydraulic circuit is separated from the dump body and its actuator device. The performance of the pump devices are added so-to-say by the combination of the hydraulic circuits, whereby a fast unloading of the dump body can be achieved despite the huge load. On the other hand, the valve device can uncouple the hydraulic circuits from one another, whereby the second hydraulic circuit can be utilized specifically only for the steering and/or the braking device in the travel mode.12-11-2008
20110163588Self Propelled Transport Device - A transport device has a chassis with a front end and a rear end. The device has a continuous track supporting the chassis above a surface configured to move the chassis along the surface. A handle extends from the front end or rear end of the chassis and has a grip section positioned to be gripped by a user walking ahead of or behind the chassis. A motor is coupled and arranged to drive the continuous track and is operable by a user manipulating the handle. The worktop can be reconfigurable to at least two optional arrangements having different storage or support capabilities. The worktop can also be interchangeable with other different worktops having different storage or support capabilities.07-07-2011
20110187178Vehicular Utility Bed Having Locking Assembly And Vehicles Including Same - A utility bed includes a bed frame, a bed floor, a sidewall, and a locking mechanism. The bed floor is pivotally coupled with the bed frame and is pivotable between an upright position and a cargo support position. The sidewall comprises a door portion and a wall portion. The door portion is pivotally coupled with the bed floor and pivotable between a closed position and an opened position. The locking mechanism is associated with the sidewall. The locking mechanism is configured to retain the bed floor in the upright position with the door portion of the sidewall in the opened position. Vehicles including a utility bed are also provided.08-04-2011
20120153705Truck Body - A truck body includes a front wall, side walls, and a floor. The floor has panels disposed at predetermined angles from the horizontal that, with the other parts of the body, form a payload volume within the body. The floor also includes a tail panel disposed at a lesser angle from the horizontal to facilitate the shedding of the payload when dumping, and further to maintain the center of mass of the payload in a generally forward position during dumping.06-21-2012
20120119561RENDERING TRAILER WITH DUMP BOX HAVING A CENTER GATE - A rendering trailer includes a dump box with a center gate dividing the interior chamber of the trailer into forward and rearward compartments. A doorway is formed in the center gate to allow a person to pass therethrough to facilitate washing the forward and rearward compartments. A door is mounted on the center gate to open and close the doorway. The invention also includes a method of using the center gate and the gate itself.05-17-2012
20120181843OFF-ROAD VEHICLE HAVING A CARGO BOX - An off-road vehicle has a frame, at least four wheels, each including a tire, a seat, a steering assembly, an engine, and a cargo box pivotally mounted to the frame rearwardly of the seat. The cargo box includes a cargo box body having a front wall, a pair of side walls extending from the front wall, a first floor connected to a lower end of the front and the pair of side walls, and an at least partially opened rear side. A second floor is supported inside the cargo box body above the first floor. At least one tailgate selectively closes the at least partially opened rear side.07-19-2012
20110215633Multi-Position End Gate Assembly - An end gate assembly of a dump box comprises an end gate panel supported for pivotal movement about a lower pivot axis of a pair of lower latch assemblies in a first released position and about an upper pivot axis of a pair of upper latch assemblies in a second released position. A common actuator is arranged to release both upper latch assemblies in the first released position of the actuator and is arranged to release both lower latch assemblies in the second released position. The common actuator communicates between the latch assemblies on opposing sides of the end gate panel through a connecting member extending across the gate opening below a floor of the dump box.09-08-2011
20100231025ADJUSTABLE CRAWLER VEHICLE - A work vehicle has an operating cab, a power plant positioned adjacent to the operating cab, a pair of suspension members operable by the power plant and spaced apart in a lateral direction, and a load carrying member supported by the pair of suspension members. The vehicle further has an adjustable undercarriage frame that includes a housing having a predetermined shape and having a longitudinal axis thereof aligned with a longitudinal axis of the vehicle, the housing positioned intermediate the pair of suspension members, whereby each of the pair of suspension members is operatively mounted to a respective side of the housing. The adjustable undercarriage frame also provides for adjusting longitudinal position of the operating cab and the power plant and for adjusting lateral spacing between suspension members. Novel pivot assembly for rotating the load carrying member in order to discharge the load is also provided.09-16-2010
20100026079TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - Detection signals from lever sensor (02-04-2010
20130187435Dump Body - A dump body includes a front plate, a bottom plate integrally provided on a lower part of the front plate, and a pair of right and left side plates provided on sides of the front plate and the bottom plate. On a lower part of an outer surface of the front plate, a linear hollow lower rib extending in a right-left direction and a pair of right and left vertical ribs that are in communication with the lower rib at lower ends thereof are provided. An exhaust gas flow path of an exhaust gas is defined including an inner space of the lower rib and an inner space of the vertical ribs. The exhaust gas flow path is in communication a flow-path forming section of a box shape that allows the exhaust gas flowing in the exhaust gas flow path to go downward relative to the lower rib.07-25-2013
20110031801Expanded Size Sludge Vacuum Tanker - An extendable mobile fluid carrying apparatus including a first frame configured to couple to a tractor. A fluid container is coupled to the first frame and configured to rotate about a pivot device of the first frame. The container defines a closable orifice configured to decant a fluid from the container. A high-CFM blower is coupled to the container and configured to draw a vacuum. A lift mechanism is coupled to the first frame and the fluid container and configured to lift the fluid container to an angle greater than 45° relative to the first frame. A second frame is slidingly coupled to the first frame, with the second frame configured to extend away from the first frame a predetermined distance. The second frame includes a wheel set. The tractor may include a power takeoff mechanism coupled to a prime mover and to the blower.02-10-2011
20100213754Support Systems for a Truck - Support systems for a truck having a dump body and a scissors hoist are disclosed. In one embodiment, the scissors hoist is mechanically coupled to the truck at a lower pivot point, mechanically coupled to the dump body at an upper pivot point, and operable to raise and lower the dump body. The support system comprises a prop and a handle, wherein: the prop comprises a pivoting end and a support end, wherein the pivoting end is pivotally coupled to the lower pivot point and permits the prop to be raised and lowered, and, when the prop is raised, the support end is matingly coupled to the dump body at the upper pivot point so as to support the dump body; and the handle is mounted to the truck and mechanically coupled to the prop such that movement of the handle raises and lowers the prop.08-26-2010
20100060071ON DEMAND PROP ROD FOR UTILITY VEHICLE CARGO BOX - A prop rod for a utility vehicle cargo box has a first end pivotally connected to a frame member of the cargo box, and a second end slidable along a slot in a frame member of the utility vehicle. The slot has a downwardly directed notch at a rear portion thereof. The prop rod is biased to a disengaged position in which the second end or the prop rod cannot enter the notch. The prop rod is sufficiently flexible so that an operator can overcome the bias and move the prop rod to an engaged position in which the second end can enter the notch to hold up the cargo box in a raised position.03-11-2010
20100096903Trailer for the transportation by road of containers - The invention relates to a trailer for the transportation by road of cargo, such as containers. The trailer comprises a trailer frame; a tipping frame and lifting means which act on, on the one hand, the trailer frame and, on the other hand, the tipping frame. The trailer frame comprises a front zone which is located on coupling above a tractor unit and which is provided with a coupling member in order to effect coupling. The trailer frame also has a rear zone comprising three sets of wheels. An intermediate zone connects the front zone to the rear zone. The tipping frame extends along the trailer frame and is fastened, in the rear zone, to the trailer frame so as to hinge about a tipping axle. The trailer frame has a longitudinal beam and the tipping frame has two lateral beams. The central beam of the trailer frame is submerged between the lateral longitudinal beams of the tipping frame.04-22-2010
20120205961TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - Rear wheel tires of a vehicle body are spaced apart from each other in the vehicle width direction. A foreign object removing device is provided between an outer tire and an inner tire of the rear wheels on one side of the vehicle for removing foreign objects between the tires. The foreign object removing device includes a bar-shaped member inserted in a suspended state between the tires, and a shoe provided in a lower end side of the bar-shaped member to collide with foreign objects such as earth and sand, and stones getting in between the tires for flicking out the foreign objects from between the tires. The shoe is replaceably attached to the lower end side of the bar-shaped member by using a bolt. In a case where the shoe wears down, only the shoe is replaced.08-16-2012
20090045668MOWER PAYLOAD BIN AND SUPPORT STRUCTURE - The present invention is directed to a payload bin assembly that is stably coupled to zero-turn and non-zero-turn mowers alike. In various embodiments, the payload bin assembly is comprised of a durable payload support frame having a first end and a second end. A payload bin is pivotally coupled proximate the first end of the payload support frame. The payload support frame is supported at its first and second ends by a wheel-based support assembly and a mower-based support assembly, respectively.02-19-2009
20100045093Bed leveling system for dump truck - A bed leveling system for a dump truck to prevent an imbalance of the truck bed during unloading of material. The system controls the side to side tilt of the truck bed and returns that bed to a generally level orientation when the bed tilt exceeds a predetermined angle. The truck bed is pivotally affixed to the truck chassis through a hinge pin. Thus, the tilting of the dump bed is carried out by a hydraulic system that changes the tilt of the hinge pin. The leveling system includes a cylindrical tube that supports the hinge pin and which is rotatable with respect to the chassis. A roll cylinder rotates the cylindrical tube to change the tilt angle of the hinge pin. A tilt sensor senses the out of level orientation of the truck bed and activates the leveling system to bring the bed back to a generally level orientation.02-25-2010
20120001473Bed leveling system for dump truck - A bed leveling system for a dump truck to prevent an imbalance of the truck bed during unloading of material. The system controls the side to side tilt of the truck bed and returns that bed to a generally level orientation when the bed tilt exceeds a predetermined angle. The truck bed is pivotally affixed to the truck chassis through a hinge pin. Thus, the tilting of the dump bed is carried out by a hydraulic system that changes the tilt of the hinge pin. The leveling system includes a cylindrical tube that supports the hinge pin and which is rotatable with respect to the chassis. A roll cylinder rotates the cylindrical tube to change the tilt angle of the hinge pin. A tilt sensor senses the out of level orientation of the truck bed and activates the leveling system to bring the bed back to a generally level orientation.01-05-2012
20100045092 METHOD AND AN ARRANGEMENT FOR PREVENTING OVERTURNING A DUMP VEHICLE - A method for preventing overturning a dump vehicle, the vehicle including a forward vehicle section with a forward frame and a wheel axle supported by the frame. The dump vehicle further includes a rear vehicle section with a rear frame and at least one wheel axle supported by the frame. The dump vehicle further includes an articulation joint, which connects the forward frame and the rear frame and allows the forward frame and the rear frame to pivot in relation to each other about an axis extending in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle. During a tilting procedure for unloading material from a container of the dump vehicle, the method includes determining if there is a risk for a pair of wheels of the wheel axle of the forward vehicle section to lose ground contact or if the pair of wheels have already lost ground contact. A warning signal for preventing an uncontrolled rotation of the forward vehicle section relative to the rear vehicle section via the articulation joint is further established when it is determined that the wheels of the forward wheel axle have lost or are about to lose ground contact.02-25-2010
298017000 Ground engaging 1
20130088067Body for Dump Truck - [Problem] To realize a body 04-11-2013
20130069416Dump Truck - To provide a dump truck capable of assuring a large authorized payload weight while inhibiting spilling of an object under haulage over parts of side walls. A dump truck is provided on a frame 03-21-2013
20090236897Vehicle having loading and unloading capabilities - A rear loading cargo carrying wheeled vehicle includes a pair of container lifts for moving shipping containers between a container support platform on the vehicle and an unloaded position behind the vehicle. Each lift typically includes a pivot arm pivotally mounted on the vehicle, a telescoping arm telescopically mounted on the pivot arm, and a container engaging support member mounted on the telescoping arm for engaging and supporting the containers. A platform lift is provided for lowering the platform during the loading operation to provide greater stability. The container support platform includes a forward section and tail section which is movable relative to the forward section to provide greater clearance for loading and unloading the container. Guide walls along either side of the platform guide misaligned containers onto the platform. The container lifts are configured for loading and unloading one or more containers onto and from the platform.09-24-2009
20080211288Equipment and supplies lift accessory - An accessory for use in conjunction with a utility vehicle for the lifting and hauling of equipment and supplies, including an integrated platform base, either of a grid work of supporting frames and rods, or of a solid platform type, having upright columns and bracings for support, with a hooked configuration extending forwardly from the upper end of the upright columns, formed of a series of structural member and rods, for securement onto the upper edge of the tailgate or back wall of the bin or carrier of a utility vehicle. Structural support through the use of further rods can connect onto a portion of the accessory, and be fastened structurally to the front of the utility vehicle to add additional strength to the accessory during usage.09-04-2008
20110204698DUMPER WITH HEATABLE BODY - A dumper with a dump body includes at least one heating system for heating and/or warming up the body, wherein the heat transfer medium of the heating circuit is a liquid carrier medium.08-25-2011
20100001573TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - An upper cross beam 01-07-2010
20080303336Dump truck - The present invention relates to a dump truck or large mining truck, comprising a dump body for the transport of overburden or the like, a first hydraulic circuit having a first pump device for the actuation of the dump body as well as a second hydraulic circuit having a second pump device for the actuation of a steering and/or of a braking device of the dumper truck chassis and/or an auxiliary truck element. In accordance with the invention, the said first, second and/or a further hydraulic circuit having are connected to one another by a valve device which is controlled by a control device such that the plurality of hydraulic circuits cooperate in an unloading mode and actuate the dump body together and, on the other hand, the hydraulic circuits work separately in a travel mode so that the second hydraulic circuit and/or any further hydraulic circuit is separated from the dump body and its actuator device. The performance of the pump devices are added so-to-say by the combination of the hydraulic circuits, whereby a fast unloading of the dump body can be achieved despite the huge load. On the other hand, the valve device can uncouple the hydraulic circuits from one another, whereby the second hydraulic circuit can be utilized specifically only for the steering and/or the braking device in the travel mode.12-11-2008
20110163588Self Propelled Transport Device - A transport device has a chassis with a front end and a rear end. The device has a continuous track supporting the chassis above a surface configured to move the chassis along the surface. A handle extends from the front end or rear end of the chassis and has a grip section positioned to be gripped by a user walking ahead of or behind the chassis. A motor is coupled and arranged to drive the continuous track and is operable by a user manipulating the handle. The worktop can be reconfigurable to at least two optional arrangements having different storage or support capabilities. The worktop can also be interchangeable with other different worktops having different storage or support capabilities.07-07-2011
20110187178Vehicular Utility Bed Having Locking Assembly And Vehicles Including Same - A utility bed includes a bed frame, a bed floor, a sidewall, and a locking mechanism. The bed floor is pivotally coupled with the bed frame and is pivotable between an upright position and a cargo support position. The sidewall comprises a door portion and a wall portion. The door portion is pivotally coupled with the bed floor and pivotable between a closed position and an opened position. The locking mechanism is associated with the sidewall. The locking mechanism is configured to retain the bed floor in the upright position with the door portion of the sidewall in the opened position. Vehicles including a utility bed are also provided.08-04-2011
20120153705Truck Body - A truck body includes a front wall, side walls, and a floor. The floor has panels disposed at predetermined angles from the horizontal that, with the other parts of the body, form a payload volume within the body. The floor also includes a tail panel disposed at a lesser angle from the horizontal to facilitate the shedding of the payload when dumping, and further to maintain the center of mass of the payload in a generally forward position during dumping.06-21-2012
20120119561RENDERING TRAILER WITH DUMP BOX HAVING A CENTER GATE - A rendering trailer includes a dump box with a center gate dividing the interior chamber of the trailer into forward and rearward compartments. A doorway is formed in the center gate to allow a person to pass therethrough to facilitate washing the forward and rearward compartments. A door is mounted on the center gate to open and close the doorway. The invention also includes a method of using the center gate and the gate itself.05-17-2012
20120181843OFF-ROAD VEHICLE HAVING A CARGO BOX - An off-road vehicle has a frame, at least four wheels, each including a tire, a seat, a steering assembly, an engine, and a cargo box pivotally mounted to the frame rearwardly of the seat. The cargo box includes a cargo box body having a front wall, a pair of side walls extending from the front wall, a first floor connected to a lower end of the front and the pair of side walls, and an at least partially opened rear side. A second floor is supported inside the cargo box body above the first floor. At least one tailgate selectively closes the at least partially opened rear side.07-19-2012
20110215633Multi-Position End Gate Assembly - An end gate assembly of a dump box comprises an end gate panel supported for pivotal movement about a lower pivot axis of a pair of lower latch assemblies in a first released position and about an upper pivot axis of a pair of upper latch assemblies in a second released position. A common actuator is arranged to release both upper latch assemblies in the first released position of the actuator and is arranged to release both lower latch assemblies in the second released position. The common actuator communicates between the latch assemblies on opposing sides of the end gate panel through a connecting member extending across the gate opening below a floor of the dump box.09-08-2011
20100231025ADJUSTABLE CRAWLER VEHICLE - A work vehicle has an operating cab, a power plant positioned adjacent to the operating cab, a pair of suspension members operable by the power plant and spaced apart in a lateral direction, and a load carrying member supported by the pair of suspension members. The vehicle further has an adjustable undercarriage frame that includes a housing having a predetermined shape and having a longitudinal axis thereof aligned with a longitudinal axis of the vehicle, the housing positioned intermediate the pair of suspension members, whereby each of the pair of suspension members is operatively mounted to a respective side of the housing. The adjustable undercarriage frame also provides for adjusting longitudinal position of the operating cab and the power plant and for adjusting lateral spacing between suspension members. Novel pivot assembly for rotating the load carrying member in order to discharge the load is also provided.09-16-2010
20100026079TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - Detection signals from lever sensor (02-04-2010
20130187435Dump Body - A dump body includes a front plate, a bottom plate integrally provided on a lower part of the front plate, and a pair of right and left side plates provided on sides of the front plate and the bottom plate. On a lower part of an outer surface of the front plate, a linear hollow lower rib extending in a right-left direction and a pair of right and left vertical ribs that are in communication with the lower rib at lower ends thereof are provided. An exhaust gas flow path of an exhaust gas is defined including an inner space of the lower rib and an inner space of the vertical ribs. The exhaust gas flow path is in communication a flow-path forming section of a box shape that allows the exhaust gas flowing in the exhaust gas flow path to go downward relative to the lower rib.07-25-2013
20110031801Expanded Size Sludge Vacuum Tanker - An extendable mobile fluid carrying apparatus including a first frame configured to couple to a tractor. A fluid container is coupled to the first frame and configured to rotate about a pivot device of the first frame. The container defines a closable orifice configured to decant a fluid from the container. A high-CFM blower is coupled to the container and configured to draw a vacuum. A lift mechanism is coupled to the first frame and the fluid container and configured to lift the fluid container to an angle greater than 45° relative to the first frame. A second frame is slidingly coupled to the first frame, with the second frame configured to extend away from the first frame a predetermined distance. The second frame includes a wheel set. The tractor may include a power takeoff mechanism coupled to a prime mover and to the blower.02-10-2011
20100213754Support Systems for a Truck - Support systems for a truck having a dump body and a scissors hoist are disclosed. In one embodiment, the scissors hoist is mechanically coupled to the truck at a lower pivot point, mechanically coupled to the dump body at an upper pivot point, and operable to raise and lower the dump body. The support system comprises a prop and a handle, wherein: the prop comprises a pivoting end and a support end, wherein the pivoting end is pivotally coupled to the lower pivot point and permits the prop to be raised and lowered, and, when the prop is raised, the support end is matingly coupled to the dump body at the upper pivot point so as to support the dump body; and the handle is mounted to the truck and mechanically coupled to the prop such that movement of the handle raises and lowers the prop.08-26-2010
20100060071ON DEMAND PROP ROD FOR UTILITY VEHICLE CARGO BOX - A prop rod for a utility vehicle cargo box has a first end pivotally connected to a frame member of the cargo box, and a second end slidable along a slot in a frame member of the utility vehicle. The slot has a downwardly directed notch at a rear portion thereof. The prop rod is biased to a disengaged position in which the second end or the prop rod cannot enter the notch. The prop rod is sufficiently flexible so that an operator can overcome the bias and move the prop rod to an engaged position in which the second end can enter the notch to hold up the cargo box in a raised position.03-11-2010
20100096903Trailer for the transportation by road of containers - The invention relates to a trailer for the transportation by road of cargo, such as containers. The trailer comprises a trailer frame; a tipping frame and lifting means which act on, on the one hand, the trailer frame and, on the other hand, the tipping frame. The trailer frame comprises a front zone which is located on coupling above a tractor unit and which is provided with a coupling member in order to effect coupling. The trailer frame also has a rear zone comprising three sets of wheels. An intermediate zone connects the front zone to the rear zone. The tipping frame extends along the trailer frame and is fastened, in the rear zone, to the trailer frame so as to hinge about a tipping axle. The trailer frame has a longitudinal beam and the tipping frame has two lateral beams. The central beam of the trailer frame is submerged between the lateral longitudinal beams of the tipping frame.04-22-2010
20120205961TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - Rear wheel tires of a vehicle body are spaced apart from each other in the vehicle width direction. A foreign object removing device is provided between an outer tire and an inner tire of the rear wheels on one side of the vehicle for removing foreign objects between the tires. The foreign object removing device includes a bar-shaped member inserted in a suspended state between the tires, and a shoe provided in a lower end side of the bar-shaped member to collide with foreign objects such as earth and sand, and stones getting in between the tires for flicking out the foreign objects from between the tires. The shoe is replaceably attached to the lower end side of the bar-shaped member by using a bolt. In a case where the shoe wears down, only the shoe is replaced.08-16-2012
20090045668MOWER PAYLOAD BIN AND SUPPORT STRUCTURE - The present invention is directed to a payload bin assembly that is stably coupled to zero-turn and non-zero-turn mowers alike. In various embodiments, the payload bin assembly is comprised of a durable payload support frame having a first end and a second end. A payload bin is pivotally coupled proximate the first end of the payload support frame. The payload support frame is supported at its first and second ends by a wheel-based support assembly and a mower-based support assembly, respectively.02-19-2009
20100045093Bed leveling system for dump truck - A bed leveling system for a dump truck to prevent an imbalance of the truck bed during unloading of material. The system controls the side to side tilt of the truck bed and returns that bed to a generally level orientation when the bed tilt exceeds a predetermined angle. The truck bed is pivotally affixed to the truck chassis through a hinge pin. Thus, the tilting of the dump bed is carried out by a hydraulic system that changes the tilt of the hinge pin. The leveling system includes a cylindrical tube that supports the hinge pin and which is rotatable with respect to the chassis. A roll cylinder rotates the cylindrical tube to change the tilt angle of the hinge pin. A tilt sensor senses the out of level orientation of the truck bed and activates the leveling system to bring the bed back to a generally level orientation.02-25-2010
20120001473Bed leveling system for dump truck - A bed leveling system for a dump truck to prevent an imbalance of the truck bed during unloading of material. The system controls the side to side tilt of the truck bed and returns that bed to a generally level orientation when the bed tilt exceeds a predetermined angle. The truck bed is pivotally affixed to the truck chassis through a hinge pin. Thus, the tilting of the dump bed is carried out by a hydraulic system that changes the tilt of the hinge pin. The leveling system includes a cylindrical tube that supports the hinge pin and which is rotatable with respect to the chassis. A roll cylinder rotates the cylindrical tube to change the tilt angle of the hinge pin. A tilt sensor senses the out of level orientation of the truck bed and activates the leveling system to bring the bed back to a generally level orientation.01-05-2012
20100045092 METHOD AND AN ARRANGEMENT FOR PREVENTING OVERTURNING A DUMP VEHICLE - A method for preventing overturning a dump vehicle, the vehicle including a forward vehicle section with a forward frame and a wheel axle supported by the frame. The dump vehicle further includes a rear vehicle section with a rear frame and at least one wheel axle supported by the frame. The dump vehicle further includes an articulation joint, which connects the forward frame and the rear frame and allows the forward frame and the rear frame to pivot in relation to each other about an axis extending in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle. During a tilting procedure for unloading material from a container of the dump vehicle, the method includes determining if there is a risk for a pair of wheels of the wheel axle of the forward vehicle section to lose ground contact or if the pair of wheels have already lost ground contact. A warning signal for preventing an uncontrolled rotation of the forward vehicle section relative to the rear vehicle section via the articulation joint is further established when it is determined that the wheels of the forward wheel axle have lost or are about to lose ground contact.02-25-2010
298017000 Tractor dumping attachments 2
20130088067Body for Dump Truck - [Problem] To realize a body 04-11-2013
20130069416Dump Truck - To provide a dump truck capable of assuring a large authorized payload weight while inhibiting spilling of an object under haulage over parts of side walls. A dump truck is provided on a frame 03-21-2013
20090236897Vehicle having loading and unloading capabilities - A rear loading cargo carrying wheeled vehicle includes a pair of container lifts for moving shipping containers between a container support platform on the vehicle and an unloaded position behind the vehicle. Each lift typically includes a pivot arm pivotally mounted on the vehicle, a telescoping arm telescopically mounted on the pivot arm, and a container engaging support member mounted on the telescoping arm for engaging and supporting the containers. A platform lift is provided for lowering the platform during the loading operation to provide greater stability. The container support platform includes a forward section and tail section which is movable relative to the forward section to provide greater clearance for loading and unloading the container. Guide walls along either side of the platform guide misaligned containers onto the platform. The container lifts are configured for loading and unloading one or more containers onto and from the platform.09-24-2009
20080211288Equipment and supplies lift accessory - An accessory for use in conjunction with a utility vehicle for the lifting and hauling of equipment and supplies, including an integrated platform base, either of a grid work of supporting frames and rods, or of a solid platform type, having upright columns and bracings for support, with a hooked configuration extending forwardly from the upper end of the upright columns, formed of a series of structural member and rods, for securement onto the upper edge of the tailgate or back wall of the bin or carrier of a utility vehicle. Structural support through the use of further rods can connect onto a portion of the accessory, and be fastened structurally to the front of the utility vehicle to add additional strength to the accessory during usage.09-04-2008
20110204698DUMPER WITH HEATABLE BODY - A dumper with a dump body includes at least one heating system for heating and/or warming up the body, wherein the heat transfer medium of the heating circuit is a liquid carrier medium.08-25-2011
20100001573TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - An upper cross beam 01-07-2010
20080303336Dump truck - The present invention relates to a dump truck or large mining truck, comprising a dump body for the transport of overburden or the like, a first hydraulic circuit having a first pump device for the actuation of the dump body as well as a second hydraulic circuit having a second pump device for the actuation of a steering and/or of a braking device of the dumper truck chassis and/or an auxiliary truck element. In accordance with the invention, the said first, second and/or a further hydraulic circuit having are connected to one another by a valve device which is controlled by a control device such that the plurality of hydraulic circuits cooperate in an unloading mode and actuate the dump body together and, on the other hand, the hydraulic circuits work separately in a travel mode so that the second hydraulic circuit and/or any further hydraulic circuit is separated from the dump body and its actuator device. The performance of the pump devices are added so-to-say by the combination of the hydraulic circuits, whereby a fast unloading of the dump body can be achieved despite the huge load. On the other hand, the valve device can uncouple the hydraulic circuits from one another, whereby the second hydraulic circuit can be utilized specifically only for the steering and/or the braking device in the travel mode.12-11-2008
20110163588Self Propelled Transport Device - A transport device has a chassis with a front end and a rear end. The device has a continuous track supporting the chassis above a surface configured to move the chassis along the surface. A handle extends from the front end or rear end of the chassis and has a grip section positioned to be gripped by a user walking ahead of or behind the chassis. A motor is coupled and arranged to drive the continuous track and is operable by a user manipulating the handle. The worktop can be reconfigurable to at least two optional arrangements having different storage or support capabilities. The worktop can also be interchangeable with other different worktops having different storage or support capabilities.07-07-2011
20110187178Vehicular Utility Bed Having Locking Assembly And Vehicles Including Same - A utility bed includes a bed frame, a bed floor, a sidewall, and a locking mechanism. The bed floor is pivotally coupled with the bed frame and is pivotable between an upright position and a cargo support position. The sidewall comprises a door portion and a wall portion. The door portion is pivotally coupled with the bed floor and pivotable between a closed position and an opened position. The locking mechanism is associated with the sidewall. The locking mechanism is configured to retain the bed floor in the upright position with the door portion of the sidewall in the opened position. Vehicles including a utility bed are also provided.08-04-2011
20120153705Truck Body - A truck body includes a front wall, side walls, and a floor. The floor has panels disposed at predetermined angles from the horizontal that, with the other parts of the body, form a payload volume within the body. The floor also includes a tail panel disposed at a lesser angle from the horizontal to facilitate the shedding of the payload when dumping, and further to maintain the center of mass of the payload in a generally forward position during dumping.06-21-2012
20120119561RENDERING TRAILER WITH DUMP BOX HAVING A CENTER GATE - A rendering trailer includes a dump box with a center gate dividing the interior chamber of the trailer into forward and rearward compartments. A doorway is formed in the center gate to allow a person to pass therethrough to facilitate washing the forward and rearward compartments. A door is mounted on the center gate to open and close the doorway. The invention also includes a method of using the center gate and the gate itself.05-17-2012
20120181843OFF-ROAD VEHICLE HAVING A CARGO BOX - An off-road vehicle has a frame, at least four wheels, each including a tire, a seat, a steering assembly, an engine, and a cargo box pivotally mounted to the frame rearwardly of the seat. The cargo box includes a cargo box body having a front wall, a pair of side walls extending from the front wall, a first floor connected to a lower end of the front and the pair of side walls, and an at least partially opened rear side. A second floor is supported inside the cargo box body above the first floor. At least one tailgate selectively closes the at least partially opened rear side.07-19-2012
20110215633Multi-Position End Gate Assembly - An end gate assembly of a dump box comprises an end gate panel supported for pivotal movement about a lower pivot axis of a pair of lower latch assemblies in a first released position and about an upper pivot axis of a pair of upper latch assemblies in a second released position. A common actuator is arranged to release both upper latch assemblies in the first released position of the actuator and is arranged to release both lower latch assemblies in the second released position. The common actuator communicates between the latch assemblies on opposing sides of the end gate panel through a connecting member extending across the gate opening below a floor of the dump box.09-08-2011
20100231025ADJUSTABLE CRAWLER VEHICLE - A work vehicle has an operating cab, a power plant positioned adjacent to the operating cab, a pair of suspension members operable by the power plant and spaced apart in a lateral direction, and a load carrying member supported by the pair of suspension members. The vehicle further has an adjustable undercarriage frame that includes a housing having a predetermined shape and having a longitudinal axis thereof aligned with a longitudinal axis of the vehicle, the housing positioned intermediate the pair of suspension members, whereby each of the pair of suspension members is operatively mounted to a respective side of the housing. The adjustable undercarriage frame also provides for adjusting longitudinal position of the operating cab and the power plant and for adjusting lateral spacing between suspension members. Novel pivot assembly for rotating the load carrying member in order to discharge the load is also provided.09-16-2010
20100026079TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - Detection signals from lever sensor (02-04-2010
20130187435Dump Body - A dump body includes a front plate, a bottom plate integrally provided on a lower part of the front plate, and a pair of right and left side plates provided on sides of the front plate and the bottom plate. On a lower part of an outer surface of the front plate, a linear hollow lower rib extending in a right-left direction and a pair of right and left vertical ribs that are in communication with the lower rib at lower ends thereof are provided. An exhaust gas flow path of an exhaust gas is defined including an inner space of the lower rib and an inner space of the vertical ribs. The exhaust gas flow path is in communication a flow-path forming section of a box shape that allows the exhaust gas flowing in the exhaust gas flow path to go downward relative to the lower rib.07-25-2013
20110031801Expanded Size Sludge Vacuum Tanker - An extendable mobile fluid carrying apparatus including a first frame configured to couple to a tractor. A fluid container is coupled to the first frame and configured to rotate about a pivot device of the first frame. The container defines a closable orifice configured to decant a fluid from the container. A high-CFM blower is coupled to the container and configured to draw a vacuum. A lift mechanism is coupled to the first frame and the fluid container and configured to lift the fluid container to an angle greater than 45° relative to the first frame. A second frame is slidingly coupled to the first frame, with the second frame configured to extend away from the first frame a predetermined distance. The second frame includes a wheel set. The tractor may include a power takeoff mechanism coupled to a prime mover and to the blower.02-10-2011
20100213754Support Systems for a Truck - Support systems for a truck having a dump body and a scissors hoist are disclosed. In one embodiment, the scissors hoist is mechanically coupled to the truck at a lower pivot point, mechanically coupled to the dump body at an upper pivot point, and operable to raise and lower the dump body. The support system comprises a prop and a handle, wherein: the prop comprises a pivoting end and a support end, wherein the pivoting end is pivotally coupled to the lower pivot point and permits the prop to be raised and lowered, and, when the prop is raised, the support end is matingly coupled to the dump body at the upper pivot point so as to support the dump body; and the handle is mounted to the truck and mechanically coupled to the prop such that movement of the handle raises and lowers the prop.08-26-2010
20100060071ON DEMAND PROP ROD FOR UTILITY VEHICLE CARGO BOX - A prop rod for a utility vehicle cargo box has a first end pivotally connected to a frame member of the cargo box, and a second end slidable along a slot in a frame member of the utility vehicle. The slot has a downwardly directed notch at a rear portion thereof. The prop rod is biased to a disengaged position in which the second end or the prop rod cannot enter the notch. The prop rod is sufficiently flexible so that an operator can overcome the bias and move the prop rod to an engaged position in which the second end can enter the notch to hold up the cargo box in a raised position.03-11-2010
20100096903Trailer for the transportation by road of containers - The invention relates to a trailer for the transportation by road of cargo, such as containers. The trailer comprises a trailer frame; a tipping frame and lifting means which act on, on the one hand, the trailer frame and, on the other hand, the tipping frame. The trailer frame comprises a front zone which is located on coupling above a tractor unit and which is provided with a coupling member in order to effect coupling. The trailer frame also has a rear zone comprising three sets of wheels. An intermediate zone connects the front zone to the rear zone. The tipping frame extends along the trailer frame and is fastened, in the rear zone, to the trailer frame so as to hinge about a tipping axle. The trailer frame has a longitudinal beam and the tipping frame has two lateral beams. The central beam of the trailer frame is submerged between the lateral longitudinal beams of the tipping frame.04-22-2010
20120205961TRANSPORTER VEHICLE - Rear wheel tires of a vehicle body are spaced apart from each other in the vehicle width direction. A foreign object removing device is provided between an outer tire and an inner tire of the rear wheels on one side of the vehicle for removing foreign objects between the tires. The foreign object removing device includes a bar-shaped member inserted in a suspended state between the tires, and a shoe provided in a lower end side of the bar-shaped member to collide with foreign objects such as earth and sand, and stones getting in between the tires for flicking out the foreign objects from between the tires. The shoe is replaceably attached to the lower end side of the bar-shaped member by using a bolt. In a case where the shoe wears down, only the shoe is replaced.08-16-2012
20090045668MOWER PAYLOAD BIN AND SUPPORT STRUCTURE - The present invention is directed to a payload bin assembly that is stably coupled to zero-turn and non-zero-turn mowers alike. In various embodiments, the payload bin assembly is comprised of a durable payload support frame having a first end and a second end. A payload bin is pivotally coupled proximate the first end of the payload support frame. The payload support frame is supported at its first and second ends by a wheel-based support assembly and a mower-based support assembly, respectively.02-19-2009
20100045093Bed leveling system for dump truck - A bed leveling system for a dump truck to prevent an imbalance of the truck bed during unloading of material. The system controls the side to side tilt of the truck bed and returns that bed to a generally level orientation when the bed tilt exceeds a predetermined angle. The truck bed is pivotally affixed to the truck chassis through a hinge pin. Thus, the tilting of the dump bed is carried out by a hydraulic system that changes the tilt of the hinge pin. The leveling system includes a cylindrical tube that supports the hinge pin and which is rotatable with respect to the chassis. A roll cylinder rotates the cylindrical tube to change the tilt angle of the hinge pin. A tilt sensor senses the out of level orientation of the truck bed and activates the leveling system to bring the bed back to a generally level orientation.02-25-2010
20120001473Bed leveling system for dump truck - A bed leveling system for a dump truck to prevent an imbalance of the truck bed during unloading of material. The system controls the side to side tilt of the truck bed and returns that bed to a generally level orientation when the bed tilt exceeds a predetermined angle. The truck bed is pivotally affixed to the truck chassis through a hinge pin. Thus, the tilting of the dump bed is carried out by a hydraulic system that changes the tilt of the hinge pin. The leveling system includes a cylindrical tube that supports the hinge pin and which is rotatable with respect to the chassis. A roll cylinder rotates the cylindrical tube to change the tilt angle of the hinge pin. A tilt sensor senses the out of level orientation of the truck bed and activates the leveling system to bring the bed back to a generally level orientation.01-05-2012
20100045092 METHOD AND AN ARRANGEMENT FOR PREVENTING OVERTURNING A DUMP VEHICLE - A method for preventing overturning a dump vehicle, the vehicle including a forward vehicle section with a forward frame and a wheel axle supported by the frame. The dump vehicle further includes a rear vehicle section with a rear frame and at least one wheel axle supported by the frame. The dump vehicle further includes an articulation joint, which connects the forward frame and the rear frame and allows the forward frame and the rear frame to pivot in relation to each other about an axis extending in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle. During a tilting procedure for unloading material from a container of the dump vehicle, the method includes determining if there is a risk for a pair of wheels of the wheel axle of the forward vehicle section to lose ground contact or if the pair of wheels have already lost ground contact. A warning signal for preventing an uncontrolled rotation of the forward vehicle section relative to the rear vehicle section via the articulation joint is further established when it is determined that the wheels of the forward wheel axle have lost or are about to lose ground contact.02-25-2010
298024000HOPPER TYPE5
298027000 Bottom opening 5
20090085394BELLY DUMP TRAILER - A belly dump trailer including a hopper having sides made up of multiple hollow extruded aluminum panels. Cones are attached at forward and rearward ends of the hopper. The cones are made of aluminum. The cones are hollow and each cone includes internal stiffener rings supporting an outer shell. The hopper sides include top, side and bottom rails interconnected to the panels. Each of the top, side and bottom rails is made of a hollow extruded aluminum. Another belly dump trailer includes a hopper and a cone attached to the hopper, the cone having an axis which is inclined downwardly in a direction away from the hopper. Another belly dump trailer includes a hopper having first and second side walls each made up of multiple hollow panels, and front and rear walls; a first cone attached to the front wall; and a second cone attached to the rear wall.04-02-2009
20110198911STORAGE HOPPER ASSEMBLY - A transport assembly for transporting granular material may define at least a first egress for releasing a first portion of a granular material. The device may also include a door assembly slidably coupled with the transport assembly for at least substantially covering the first egress in a first position for retaining granular material and for at least substantially uncovering the first egress in a second position for controllably releasing the first portion of the granular material. The device may also include a linear actuator assembly coupled with the transport assembly and the door assembly for moving the door assembly between the first position and the second position. The device may also include a pump assembly coupled with the linear actuator assembly for actuating the linear actuator assembly to move the door assembly between the first position and the second position.08-18-2011
20100270848APPARATUS FOR OPENING HOPPER DOOR - A hopper door opening and closing apparatus uses a pneumatic cylinder to open and close the sliding hopper door. A control valve maintains pressure on both sides of a piston within the pneumatic cylinder to provide a smooth operation of the door opening and closing process.10-28-2010
20100308638BULK MATERIAL HANDLING VEHICLE - A vehicle including a chassis (12-09-2010
298029000 Hinged doors 1
20120068522AUTOMATED GATE CONTROL AND METHODS - An automated gate control system for a vehicle with a load carrying portion capable of carrying a load of material selectively distributable through a gate comprises a driver-accessible control module and a gate actuating mechanism. The driver-accessible control mechanism is positionable within reach of a driver of the vehicle. The gate actuating mechanism is controllably linked to and responsive to control signals from the driver-accessible control module to open and to close the gate to distribute material through the gate as desired. As a result, the driver need not exit the vehicle to move the gate before, after or during a material distribution operation.03-22-2012
298038000CATCHES1
20120212032Manually-Actuated Securing Mechanisms For Bottom Dump Trailers - In one embodiment, a securing mechanism for a gate of a bottom dump trailer includes a in adapted to be coupled to a first door of the gate of the bottom dump trailer, a latch pin adapted to be coupled to a second door of the gate of the bottom dump trailer, and a latch adapted to be rotatably coupled to the latch pin. The latch is movable into a plurality of positions including a locked position and an unlocked position. The latch includes a notch adapted to receive the pin when the latch is in the locked position. The securing mechanism also includes an actuator rod. The first end of the actuator rod is coupled to the latch. The second end of the actuator rod is graspable and usable by a user to move the latch between the locked position and the unlocked position.08-23-2012

Patent applications in all subclasses Land vehicles: dumping